Sunday, March 07, 2010

"Adopt a Shelter Pet" USPS Stamps

With this pane of 10 stamp designs, the U.S. Postal Service hopes to raise awareness of the need to adopt shelter pets. The pets depicted on the stamps were photographed by Sally Andersen-Bruce near her home in New Milford, Connecticut. All had been homeless at one time; all but one had been adopted when they were photographed.

On April 30th, the USPS will be releasing the stamps. Now, not all post offices will necessarily have these stamps, so be sure to request your Postmaster to order them. So stop by your local post office or give them a call to politely request they order these stamps.

Dave Failor, executive director of USPS Stamp Services says CSAC and USPS staff were split between dog and cat people, so there will be two different booklet covers, one with a dog and one with a cat. Failor says he still gets letters calling for more stamps like the Spay/Neuter pair of a few years ago. So, please request that your post office carry the stamps and tell your friends and family about them. This is a great way to spread the word about adopting shelter animals and reiterating the importance of spay/neuter! Plus, they are cute stamps to spruce up all of your mailings!

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