May 4, 12:17 PMDenver Dog News ExaminerLarry Berreth
The U.S. post office issued a new set of ten first-class stamps this weekend, which feature portraits of dogs and cats to promote adoption from animal shelters.
The new 44-cent stamps are part of the “Stamps to the Rescue” campaign, with the purpose of raising awareness for animal shelter adoption and to encourage donations to animal assistance organizations to build funds for supplies such as food.
The ten just released stamps feature photographs of five cats and five dogs taken by renowned Sally Andersen-Bruce. All ten of the stamp subjects were animals adopted from a shelter in New Milford, CT.
Previous pet promotional postage stamps featuring dogs and cats have included a 13-cent stamp of a kitten and puppy playing in the snow in 1982, a set of pet stamps in 1998, and a puppy and a kitten who were featured on the “Neuter or Spay” stamps in 2002.