Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The post office is selling "Rescue" stamps starting April 3o, 2010.

This is what the US Post office had to say about why they are doing this:

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.

The Stamps

This campaign continues the Postal Service's 50+ year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps. The 44-cent stamps feature photos of five cats and five dogs who were all adopted from shelters.

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to pre - order your stamps!

Get The Basics on Adopting a Pet

Why Adopt?

Step 1


The animals up for adoption weren’t surrendered because they’re bad pets, but because their owners weren’t able to care for them. Shelter staff make sure the animals up for adoption are healthy, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. And they do their best to make sure all animals are well-socialized before heading to a new home.

Step 2


Looking for a particular type of pet? Shelters have a great selection of animals. In fact, 25-30 percent of shelter pets are purebred. Or, contact a rescue group that focuses on the type of pet you’re looking for.

Step 3


Shelters are non-profit organizations. Their fees, to cover the animal’s care, are often much less than the prices charged by pet stores and breeders. Plus, because most shelters spay and neuter pets, you’ll be saving on vet bills.

Step 4


Studies show spending time with an animal can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Plus, caring for a pet creates a loving relationship that lasts for years.

Step 5


Last, but not least, you’ll be saving a pet’s life. Up to 4 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized every year because shelters don’t have enough room for all the pets given to them.


Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

YESH - in fact, two lives are saved: the one adopted and the one who can now take her place. I am buying the stamps.

House of the Discarded said...

Makes me proud to be an American! Now if only Canada will follow suit on this, I'll be in heaven! :)


Mimis mom said...

I am new to this site, I have been looking for a site where I can let my thoughts out. I live in a very rural place where it is a everyday
things to see dogs running the street even puppies this is a dumping place for dogs.

Dog Rescuer said...

Minis mom -

Let your thoughts flow, totally understand the frustration of seeing dogs dumped, abused and neglected.

Sometimes you just need to vent about all the horrible things you see and stupid people you run into.. lol That is why I created this blog, I need to vent in order not to go postal.. lol