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.
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.