Monday, March 29, 2010

Stamps to the Rescue!

A couple of weeks ago, Postmaster General John E. Potter unveiled the Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet commemorative postage stamps and announced the Stamps to the Rescue promotional campaign. The stamps will go on sale April 30, but they can be pre-ordered online now.

“These stamps continue a Postal Service tradition of bringing attention to serious social issues of the day … one letter at a time,” said Potter. “This campaign will increase public awareness about sheltered pets and our hope is that it will encourage pet adoption and promote humane and responsible pet care.”

The stamps were introduced to the public on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Postal Service is working with DeGeneres and Halo: Purely for Pets, a holistic pet care company she co-owns, to promote the campaign and to bring greater attention to the cause.

In celebration of the new stamps, DeGeneres and Halo: Purely for Pets are giving away one million pet meals to animal shelters around the U.S.

The Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet commemorative stamps feature photographs of five cats and five dogs taken by veteran stamp photographer Sally Andersen-Bruce. All ten animals were adopted from a shelter in New Milford, CT. To find out more about the cats and dogs featured on the stamps, click here and then move your mouse over each stamp until the story of that pet pops up on your screen.


Stephanie said...

Love them! How cute. I will probably need new stamps again by the time they come out too. :) I hadn't heard of them before, so thanks for pointing them out!

mim said...

I'll definitely get these but will wait as I just bought a whole bunch of Abstract Expressionist painting stamps. Some of them are HUGE. I love them. They look great on black envelopes.

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