Good news for pet lovers! 2 new cat stamps will be included in a pet lovers set that will be available later this year!!
According to the USPS website:
To celebrate America’s love for pets, the Postal Service will issue a booklet of 20 Forever stamps featuring photographs of 20 pets. Each photograph represents an animal we love from these groups: puppies, betta fish, iguanas, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, guinea pigs, tortoises, rabbits, kittens, corn snakes, mice, hermit crabs, chinchillas, gerbils, dogs, parakeets, horses, cats, and geckos.
There are over 50 million Americans who currently receive Food Stamps. Many of the recipients with dogs or cats cannot afford to feed their animals. As a result, their cherished companions are dropped off at animal shelters where they will most likely be put to sleep.
As more families struggle with difficult choices such as paying the rent or buying food; some have to make the difficult choice between keeping their pet and putting food on the table for themselves.
A recent New York Times article states that, “animal shelters have reported a steep rise in the number of cats and dogs being surrendered as owners face unemployment, home foreclosures, evictions and other financial hardships.”
The Pet Food Stamps program with the assistance of generous contributors and patrons are able to eliminate that heart-wrenching decision by making sure these pet owners are given free monthly home delivery of all necessary food supplies to maintain the health and vitality of their pets.