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‘Stamps to the Rescue’ now available at Captiva post office

By Staff | Apr 28, 2010

A poster hanging up at the Captiva post office shows Halo co-owner and animal advocate Ellen DeGeneres and the commemorative stamps designed to spread awareness about shelter animals.

As part of the “Stamps to the Rescue” campaign, today is the first day that “Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet” commemorative postage stamps will be available at the Captiva post office.

The stamps were first unveiled on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

DeGeneres is partnering with the United States Postal Service and Halo, Purely for Pets, a holistic pet care company DeGeneres co-owns, to promote the “Stamps to the Rescue” campaign and to bring awareness to the plight of shelter animals.

“These stamps will raise awareness that we need to adopt animals from shelters. And, the Halo corporation, which Ellen DeGeneres is a co-owner of, will donate a million meals for shelter animals,” said Captiva postmaster Trina Stokes.

The 44 cent stamps feature adopted cats and dogs photographed by Sally Anderson-Bruce in New Milford, Conn. and are purchasable in a sheet of 20.

The “Stamps to the Rescue” campaign is a continuation of the Postal Service’s more than 50 year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps, including literacy, breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

To learn more about the “Stamps to the Rescue” campaign or to order some “Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet” commemorative stamps, visit stampstotherescue.com.

The Captiva post office is located at 14812 Captiva Drive. Lobby hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the Captiva post office’s selection of commemorative stamps, call 472-1674.