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The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled its cutest batch of stamps yet! The theme is Animal Rescue and the focus is Adopt a Shelter Pet. Each year the USPS creates a stamp for social awareness and this year we are lucky enough to have the spotlight land on shelter animals. Check out the Stamps to the Rescue website to learn more about this campaign and see the adorable stamps for yourself.

Max, available for adoption at PAWSThe stamps feature five cats and five dogs who were adopted from a shelter in New Milford, CT. Not unlike so many of the animals we adopt out from PAWS each year, the Stamps to the Rescue campaign is a strong reminder of the amazing cats and dogs who find themselves in shelters across the country, desperately in need of loving homes.

Take, for instance, handsome Max, a dignified, grey-faced, 7-year-old Lab mix who is far from retirement. Max has spent most of his life outdoors without people or other dogs around so he is adjusting to the flurry of activity and the flood of attention he receives at PAWS.

But spend a few minutes with Max and you’ll soon discover that he’s a total pushover. He is thrilled with each visitor and he naturally leans into you with love as you scratch behind his ears. Max could be the perfect, easy-going co-pilot to join you in life’s exciting adventures.

 Little Lady, available for adoption at 

PAWSAnd then there is precious Little Lady, an 11-month-old girl who was brought into PAWS as a stray. Even at her young age, Little Lady has been diagnosed with a heart murmur. But fear not – for many cats live long and healthy lives with heart murmurs. Little Lady is a typical youngster who is playful, affectionate, and loves 80’s music. Are you curious about Little Lady’s condition? Learn more about heart murmurs and the amazing cats who live with them.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see a few of our special friends at PAWS, I’d like to ask you to help all shelter animals put their best face forward. Order your stamps early at the Postal Store now, or at your local Post Office starting on April 30. The homeless cats and dogs of America thank you.


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