This morning, Tails founder Janice Brown boarded a 5 a.m. flight to Los Angeles for today’s unveiling of the new USPS stamp campaign, Stamps to the Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet commemorative postage stamps.
“This campaign continues the Postal Service’s 50+ year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps,” according to the Stamps to the Rescue website. Each stamp features one of ten former shelter animals now living in a forever home.
Following the 2:45 p.m. dedication, Janice will be at the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences the launch of the Tails‘ campaign Letters for Pets.
Because we believe so strongly in adoption and rescue and because we were inspired by the USPS campaign, Tails has started a letter writing initiative. We’re asking that President Obama declare April 30th National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by sending 1 million letters to the Obamas (including Bo). You can help by downloading one of our letter templates and mailing it to the White House–using one of the new stamps, of course. Visit Letters for Pets for more information, download your letter, stamp it, and take a photo of yourself mailing it. For every photograph that you upload to our Facebook page, Halo and Ellen DeGeneres will donate five meals to a shelter animal in need.
“This is an opportunity to shed light on the animals with something as easy as sending a letter, which many of us do everyday,” Janice said.
After today’s unveiling, Janice will catch a late-night flight to be back in Chicago for tomorrow morning’s Bark in the Park at Montrose Harbor. The 5K walk will raise awareness and funds for the Anti-Cruelty Society. If you’re in town, stop by our table and say hi! —Katie Scarlett Brandt