Stamps To The Rescue For Shelter Pets
Once you see these adorable animal themed postage stamps, it will be hard to choose another! With the help of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the United States Postal Service unveiled their latest social awareness promotional campaign in the spring of 2010. Dubbed “Stamps to the Rescue”, the Animal Rescue: Adopt A Shelter Pet commemorative postage stamp set has been a huge hit since its official sales date of April 30, 2010.
The postage stamps feature 5 cats and 5 dogs that were all residents at a Connecticut animal shelter. Each adorable animal featured on the stamps have now been adopted into a forever home. These social awareness stamps were created in hopes of bringing awareness to the plight of homeless animals and responsible pet care throughout the United States. Each year, there are between 6-8 million unwanted cats and dogs that are dropped off at animal shelters throughout the United States. Sadly, almost half of those animals are euthanized due to a lack of available homes.
In support of the efforts of the USPS and national animal shelters, Ellen DeGeneres, who owns a holistic pet food company, will be donating one million meals to animal shelters nationwide.
If you would like to add this adorable set of postage stamps to your collection, contact Stamp Center today.