Stamps to the Rescue!

StampsA month or so ago, the United States Post Office and the Humane Society of the United States teamed up to create stamps, cachets, and other merchandise featuring shelter dogs and cats.  The Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps feature the images of ten adopted pets, five felines and five canines, as a way to raise awareness about animal welfare.  The stamps are available for purchase through the mail and at your local post office and are part of an ongoing campaign called “Stamps to the Rescue.” They're available thanks to the active concern and support of numerous organizations. Over one million meals will be served to shelter animals because of their generosity. You’d better believe that before they were even available I pre-ordered a stash of Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps large enough to last me a lifetime (or at least until the next price increase)!

I'm a huge supporter of shelters and rescues, and am so happy to see that while puppies and kittens have traditionally been the animals most in demand, more and more people are discovering the joys of adopting adult and senior animals. As I've said and will keep right on saying, I have a big, ol’ soft spot for “the elderly,” so when I think adoption, I want to scream from the rafters, “ADOPT A SENIOR!” For those with their hearts set on a specific breed, the Humane Society attests that purebred dogs account for 25 to 30 percent of the population in shelters. Can you imagine that? The number of purebred rescue organizations for both dogs and cats is astounding, too. My breeder friends are going to kill me for saying this, but when you think about it, is there really any reason to buy a pet from a pet store or breeder when there are so many homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters... ALL sorts of critters ready and waiting to find their forever homes? I'll let you answer that question.

Please show your support for shelters, rescues and animal advocacy groups. Help raise awareness about overpopulation and the importance of spaying and neutering pets.  Buy your The Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps today!