Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamps

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If presale demand for the new Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps is high, the United States Postal Service will order a second printing, according to information in the March 25 Postal Bulletin published by the Postal Service. The 10 44¢ stamps picturing dogs and cats will be issued April 30 at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 5200 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. The stamps will go on sale nationwide on the same day. The first-day ceremony will start at 2 p.m., and the doors will open at noon. The ceremony is free and open to the public with no tickets required. The auditorium seats 600. Talk-show host, comedian and American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres and Postmaster General John E. “Jack” Potter unveiled the stamps March…show more content…
Her mother was given to an Australian terrier rescue group when her owners discovered she was expecting. Adopted at the age of eight weeks, Bindi Su now competes in agility events and regularly visits a local nursing home. Trevor and his siblings were found abandoned at a home construction site, rescued by Labrador Retriever Rescue of Connecticut and successfully adopted. Both Buddy and Jake were purchased from pet stores and then given to shelters for different reasons: Buddy because he had bad hips and Jake because the family couldn’t take care of him. According to the information from the Postal Service, Buddy’s health has improved and he is flourishing with his new family. The first cat pictured is Willow, a Maltese who was dropped off in a box at the door of a shelter as a kitten. The animal control officer took the gray kitten home to join her family that also includes two other cats and three dogs. Bianca, the calico cat, found a new home through a program that allows cats that are six years old or older to be adopted for free by senior citizens. The Postal Service reports that Bianca has since passed away, “but was well-loved and cared for in her final years.” The gray, white and tan cat named Peaches was born under a porch. She and her siblings were taken to a shelter, spayed or neutered and put up for adoption. Frankie, the black, white and tan cat, was sick when she was brought to a shelter with her mother and two

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