I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Friday, April 30, 2010

Convict or Zebra? And USPS Stamps to the Rescue




Because Shelter Pets Deserve a First-Class Meal

In celebration of the new Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps, the Postal Service™, together with Ellen DeGeneres and Halo: Purely for Pets, is giving shelter pets around the country a First-Class Meal.

During the launch of the stamps, Halo will be donating a million meals to animal shelters around the country.

The Goal

We want more Americans to know about the millions of shelter pets that need good homes. Nearly half of the animals that enter animal shelters are euthanized. Many of these cats and dogs would have made a wonderful pet...if only given the chance.
You can make a difference. Adopt a pet, volunteer at a shelter, or just get the word out by buying these stamps.

These Stamps Are Something to Wag At
Photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce found these beautiful, adopted pets in her hometown of New Milford, Connecticut. Each of these animals was given a good home thanks to animal rescue shelters and the families who adopted them.


You can order the stamps on line here or by phone (1-800-STAMP.24). The Animal Rescue: Adopt-a-Shelter Pet commemorative postage stamps will be available in panes of 20 stamps for $8.80.

Read more about the campaign, here.

8 comments:

Sandra said...

I think a giant speckled zebra!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think khwite a khomfy khreature!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Thanks fur reminding us about the stamps! We need to get some more and what better choice!

bbes tribe said...

Looking very comfy there. Didn't know zebras lived in houses. Thanks for the reminder about the rescue stamps.
Tailwags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica

Brenda's Arizona said...

Love the new stamps! Saw 'em in the post office last week, and the postal clerk said "Order 'em on line!". You can bet I will.

Stumpy, I can see catching a few 'ZZZs' is priority one!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Stumpy you are a convict!!! he he
Mom says she will get some of those stamps...
Have a great weekend...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Sandra, that's it! Well, not so much giant.

Khyra, comfy is Stumpy's middle name. Happy to be the one to remind you about the stamps.

bbes tribe, Stumpy is the queen of Comfort

Brenda, I ordered mine, too!

Heelers, Stumpy is convicted daily of some kind of mischief! Hope you get tosee the sheep this weekend!

Phyllis said...

Hello! I just discovered your blog and love it. I'm so happy you saved the Bernie mix and will be back again soon!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Phyllis! Thanks for stopping by! I update the Berner's story on Saturdays, so there will be a new post tomorrow!