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USPS® releases social awareness stamps

Rachel Wheeler Archive
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is to continue its drive to increase social awareness of important issues by releasing a new stamp.

USPS will be dedicating its awareness drive to the Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet campaign by introducing the stamps, which feature photographs of five cats and five dogs from various animal shelters.

The postal service has been issuing social awareness stamps for over half a century, with past subjects including children's health, literacy, breast cancer awareness and organ and tissue donation.

Joseph Corbett, the postal service's chief financial officer, said that as a pet owner he was able to sympathize with the scheme.

"Because of these stamps and the Stamps to the Rescue campaign, more people will learn about the plight of shelter animals," he added.

The social awareness stamps are available to collect now and in order to receive the items, consumers should send off to their local post office, ensuring that they put their address data on a stamped envelope.

Last month, USPS unveiled a new book and selection of stamped postal cards to honor the country's national parks.

Posted by Paul Newton