If you still do snail mail…Posted: September 5, 2010
Kathy sent this link. Just this past I received correspondence with one of these cool stamps. Public awareness of the need to adopt shelter pets has definitely increased in the past years. That awareness comes with a down-side from my perspective; pure-bred dogs have lost favor in the public’s eye. Somewhere along the way, the pure-bred dog fancy didn’t keep up. Owning a pure-bred dog is no longer as ‘hip’ as rescuing a dog. There is value in both!
From the above link:
On April 30, 2010, in North Hollywood, California, the Postal Service™ issued a 44–cent, Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet special stamp in ten designs, designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC.
With these 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.