Stamps to the Rescue!
What a wonderful campaign! The United States Postal Service has partnered with Ellen DeGeneres and Halo Pet Foods (of which Ellen is co-owner), to raise money for shelter animals through the sale of commemorative postage stamps. The campaign, Stamps to the Rescue, is simply this:
In celebration of the new Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps, the Postal Service™, together with Ellen DeGeneres and Halo: Purely for Pets, is giving shelter pets around the country a First-Class Meal.
During the launch of the stamps, Halo will be donating a million meals to animal shelters around the country.
Ellen joined Postmaster General John E. Potter for the official stamp dedication ceremony at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Hollywood on April 30th, the date the stamps went on sale at post offices nationwide. To date, the USPS, Halo and Ellen have donated over 500,000 meals for hungry shelter pets — simply awesome!
The 44-cent stamps feature photos of five cats and five dogs who were all adopted from shelters. Photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce found these beautiful, adopted pets in her hometown of New Milford, Connecticut. Each of these animals was given a good home thanks to animal rescue shelters and the families who adopted them.