Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mark your calendar! April 30th - NEW USPS SHELTER PET AWARENESS stamp


PEOPLEPets.com The following things are guaranteed to make you feel good about life: Getting a letter in the mail with cute stamps on it, adopting a pet from a shelter, feeding shelter animals. Now, thanks to the U.S. Postal Service, Ellen Degeneres and Halo pet food, you can do all three!

Starting April 30, the USPS will be offering special commemorative stamps around the theme of adopting shelter pets as part of their annual social awareness campaign.

"This is a subject that I am extremely passionate about. By working together, we can find good homes for millions of adoptable, homeless and abandoned pets," DeGeneres said in a press release. "And until they get adopted, I'm happy to say that Halo and I are giving one million meals to shelter pets that are waiting for you."

The 44-cent stamps feature portraits by photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce of five cats and five dogs, all of whom have been adopted.

They include gray kitten Peaches, who was born under a porch; golden retriever Buddy, who was a pet-store puppy with really bad hips; Australian terrier Bindu Su, who now visits a local nursing home every week; and Frankie, a kitten that lost his mother and two kitten siblings, but who's now thriving at his new forever home.

The stamps, in panes of 20, are available for pre-order at stampstotherescue.com.

7 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

Pretty stamps. WE need to get MOm to the post office!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Mom was at the post office this morning, mailing out The Monkey's giveaway win and wanted to buy those stamps, but was bummed that she had to wait until April 30th.

JC said...

I've always liked Ellen. She makes me laugh. I knew she liked animals but I had no idea she was doing this ... the things some people do .. amazing !!! I'm off to buy some now and I will put this on my blog ^,,^

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is so awesome - I guess I will have to go to the postoffice soon!!

Jacqueline said...

Awesome=pretty stamps for a wonderful cause!...Thanks for bringing it to our attention...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Ayla and Iza, said...

The Big Thing says he will buy us some ta use for our own mail. Cool!

meowmeowmans said...

Cool stamps for a great cause ... gotta get some of those stamps! :)

Thanks for letting us know!