USPS unveils ‘adopt a shelter pet’ commemorative stamps

USPS will unveil its “Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet” sheet of commemorative stamps March 17, kicking off a major 8-week promotion. The set features photographs of 10 shelter pets.   The stamps go on sale April 30.   “Our hope is these stamps will encourage pet adoption and promote humane and responsible pet care.” Anticipating the popularity of the series, the Postal Service has printed 300 million stamps — 15 million sheets — and is prepared to print more if 7.5 million sheets are sold by the end of May. Information on the stamps and promotion events is available on and also stamps to the, a microsite developed to promote the stamps.

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