not Thursday's Blog...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Instead of talking about a blog today, I'm going to talk about Stamps to the Rescue.

If you haven't heard about this yet, on March 17, the United States Postal Service announced the 2010 Animal Rescue: Adopt A Shelter Pet commemorative postage stamps. The USPS, Ellen Degeneres, and Halo, Purely for Pets are working together to promote awareness of the cause.

Here's the deal - you buy the special pet stamps (and we all buy stamps anyway, right?) and Halo donates food to animal shelters. You use the stamps and that helps promote awareness. You can preorder the stamps now - and they will be available starting April 30.

The stamps feature photos of 10 shelter animals - and at the time they were photographed, all but one had been successfully adopted. They are adorable! If you go to the Stamps to the Rescue website, you can see the pictures/stamps - and if you hover over each pictures, you can read their individual stories.


You can also read about the basics of adopting a pet. And you can buy additional Stamps to the Rescue merchandise from the USPS.

Other supporters include,, American Humane, and The Humane Society.

According to the Humane Society, between six and eight million cats and dogs end up in shelters each year. Four million of those are euthanized. Please spay and neuter your pets - and if you're planning to get a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter. If you can't adopt, then please consider donating money, supplies, or your time to a local shelter. Most are run by volunteers and can only continue to save animals with your help.


Jessica said...

Yeah, this is really awesome. I need to post about this too!