Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stamps to the Rescue

On Friday, April 30th, the United States Post Office will release 10 great stamps featuring the faces of rescue pets that have found permanent, loving homes. 

The "Stamps to the Rescue" campaign is designed to raise awareness of the thousands of rescue pets that are available for adoption.  Each year, hundreds and hundreds of animals turn up at rescues across the country in need of medical attention, spay or neutering, and in need of a home.  The stamp program is an awareness campaign and does not raise money for rescues. 

In conjunction with the "Stamps to the Rescue" campaign, HALO foods, co-owned by Ellen Degeneres, will donate over a million meals to shelters across the country.  One of the largest expenses for any shelter is providing good, well-balanced nutrition for their four legged guests.  The program sponsored by HALO will help with those expenses. 

Rescue animals are often misunderstood as being 'bad' or 'wild' animals.  This simply is not true.  For any number of reasons, animals are taken to rescues and shelters.  They are deserving of a good home. 

David and I fully support rescue efforts and have adopted three of our four cats from a local rescue that we are affiliated with.  We can't imagine our lives without these adorable and affectionate animals and do all we can to support their work. 

If you are thinking of bringing a deserving pet into your home, I encourage you to adopt from your local shelter.  To find a shelter near you and see all the pets that are up for adoption, use the Petfinder search box on the right side of the page.  You just may find the dog or cat you want in your life.


mike said...

What cute stamps! And a great program for adoption. For now, I'll stick with my birds as pets. (The outdoor ones).... :)

Elaine said...

I really like those stamps! Yeah for Ellen!