Shelter pets get their own stamps – plus a million-meal donation

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stamps.jpgElvis has his own stamp, and now adoptable pets do too! On April 30 the U.S. Postal Service will begin selling Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps.

The 44-cent stamps each feature a portrait of a rescue pet (read the pets’ bios here). The stamps, and the campaign behind them, Stamps to the Rescue, are designed to raise awareness of pet adoption — but that’s not all.

As part of the launch, pet-food maker Halo is hoping to donate a million meals to shelter pets. You can help by taking a variety of steps to trigger donations, such as following @halopets on Twitter (see all the ways to help here).

Petfinder is a partner in Stamps to the Rescue — our co-founder, Betsy Saul,
is even traveling to L.A. on Friday to introduce the stamps with Ellen
DeGeneres, and our pet search is featured on the campaign’s website!

The site has some other cool features as well, including rescue-themed merchandise and a Do You Have What It Takes? widget to help you determine if you should be adopting a pet.

props to the USPS for helping to save lives and raise awareness of all
the great pets awaiting adoption!