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post #1 of 19
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I got this in a cat email newsletter:

--A CAT ON A STAMP - WITH A MESSAGE!

Today, September 20, 2002, is the day that the United
States Postal Service issues not one, but TWO important
commemorative stamps - one, a picture of an adorable
kitten, and the other, a picture of a sweet puppy.
The issuing of the stamps is designed to help raise the
awareness of the health, behavioral and societal benefits
of spaying and neutering our beloved pets.

The Neuter or Spay stamp first day of issue ceremony
takes place at 12:30 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, September
20th during a luncheon at The National Humane Conference.
This 125th annual conference is a celebration of the
American Humane Association and is in the Adam's Mark
Hotel, Denver, Colorado.

This release will mark the first issuance of stamps
featuring a pet cat and dog since the popular 13-cent
stamp of a kitten and puppy issued in 1982 and the
Bright Eyes stamps issued in 1998. These are also the
first U.S. postage stamps to call attention to the
pressing issue of pet overpopulation.

The issuance of the stamps is the culmination of a
grassroots campaign by thousands of citizens, community
leaders, animal health and welfare organizations,
vets, and celebrities.

What is the American Partnership for Pets?

The organization consists of an unprecedented team
of leading and influential animal health and welfare
organizations that have united to maximize the
impact of these stamps. The Partnership is delighted
to announce that in response to the collaborative
approach and reach, the USPS has increased their issuance
from 100 to 200 million stamps, considers Spay/Neuter
as one of their premiere stamps of the year, and has
taken Spay/Neuter as their Fall Campaign!

USPS Headquarters and 750,000 postal employees in 38,000
post offices nationwide will join the effort to build
awareness of the issue and end the tragedy of homeless
and unwanted animals.

And that is a very good thing!

To see what the new stamps look like visit the American
Partnership for Pets website:
http://www.americanpartnershipforpets.org

Or the U. S. Postal Service site:
http://www.usps.gov

here are the stamps..
http://shop.usps.com/cgi-bin/vsbv/po...seBVCookie=yes
post #2 of 19
That's great! I wish we could get them here in Canada.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
The US Postal Service has online ordering, but I am not sure if they ship to Canada?
post #4 of 19
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Originally posted by Fuzzy317
The US Postal Service has online ordering, but I am not sure if they ship to Canada?
Doesn't look like they do.
Those are really cute stamps, and with a good cause!
post #5 of 19
I will buy you some stamps and ship them to you there in Canada if you would like. I have a PayPal account or you could send me a money order for them.. Let me know if you want them. My email address is Questions@KittyOats.Com.
post #6 of 19
I will be keeping an eye out for those stamps!!!! Those are just adorable! It's about time we got some cute stamps! I have some kind of tractors or old cars or something on the ones I have now. I can't wait!!
post #7 of 19
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Quote:
Originally posted by Debby
I have some kind of tractors or old cars or something on the ones I have now.
I think I have the same ones, mine are Antique Toys: a mail truck, a train, a fire engine, and a car.
post #8 of 19
Yes! That's what they are!!!!
post #9 of 19
Those stamps are such a good idea and cute too. Can anyone who gets one post a pic for us foreigners to see?
post #10 of 19
Oh those stamps are absolutely adorable! I have GOT to get some of those. They would be "purrfect" for when I send holiday cards with the "Adorable Jedi's" picture!
post #11 of 19
Quote:
Originally posted by Coco Maui
I will buy you some stamps and ship them to you there in Canada if you would like. I have a PayPal account or you could send me a money order for them.. Let me know if you want them. My email address is Questions@KittyOats.Com.
Thanks a lot for the offer, but I'd better not. I have car payments and stuff now...if my parents ever found out I was buying stamps they'd freak...lol.

Thanks a lot for thinking of me, though. I appreciate it.
post #12 of 19
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kumbulu
Those stamps are such a good idea and cute too. Can anyone who gets one post a pic for us foreigners to see?
The last link of the first post, shows a picture of the stamps
http://shop.usps.com/cgi-bin/vsbv/po...seBVCookie=yes
post #13 of 19
I bought some of those yesterday. they are $7.40 for a small sheet of them. I think they are absolutely the most wonderful thing the Post office has done...
post #14 of 19
Oh, they're gorgeous. Now, I might have to write to Australia Post and ask them to do someting similar...
post #15 of 19
What kind of kitty is this?

post #16 of 19
A CUTE kitty - that's why kind! Sorry, it was too easy...

Here are the kitty's and puppy's stories who are featured on the stamp (taken from Partnership for Pets website: http://www.americanpartnershipforpets.org )

SAMANTHA
When Sally Andersen-Bruce took her photograph, Samantha the kitten was homeless and living in an animal shelter in Connecticut. She is a very lucky kitten though, and was soon adopted by a loving family.
She was picked out by an eleven year old little girl, Hannah, who really wanted a girl kitty as a pet. Hannah's mother Amy had decided that they should go to a shelter to adopt a new pet, because she had read about all the homeless animals that needed new families.

Samantha now has a Siamese cat and two miniature dachshunds as companions, but she rules the roost and has the entire household under her paw. Samantha loves her new family, but Hannah is extra special, and Samantha just adores her! Samantha by the way, is very playful and teases the dogs mercilessly.

Hannah is very excited about Samantha being on the stamps. Hannah was interested in stamp collecting because her uncle collects stamps! Little did she imagine that one day she'd adopt a kitty that would be on a stamp! Her family is very pleased that their Samantha will help to teach people that spay/neuter is so important!

Samantha was spayed when she was adopted, and is now living happier and healther with her new family.

KIRBY
Kirby also lived in a Connecticut animal shelter when Sally Andersen-Bruce took his photograph. He was adopted by a loving family too.
The boy who picked him out wanted somebody to play with and especially wanted a Border Collie, because he was fascinated with how they can be taught to respond to hand signals. The boy's mother called around and was referred to the animal shelter where they found the puppy and his littermates. The puppy is ½ Australian Shepherd, ¼ Collie, and ¼ Border Collie.

Clever Kirby loves to play with his owner and is starting to learn how to play Frisbee. His family says he's a very smart dog and has learned many basic commands and hand signals. He loves to travel in the car and he goes hiking and camping with his family.

The family had another dog, a Golden Retriever named Shelby, who had cancer. Shortly after Kirby was adopted, Shelby had to have the first of three cancer surgeries. The family is positive that the puppy helped her cheer up and make a quick recovery from surgery. Shelby in turn did a lot to educate the puppy, teaching him important things such as how to not leave the yard. Kirby did a lot to keep Shelby happy while she was sick. Sadly, Shelby died in her sleep just after Christmas 2001, age 11 ½ years.

When Kirby was adopted, the family already had a young male cat, one they had bottle raised from a very young age that they found abandoned in their barn. The male cat and Kirby love to play together and get along really well. Kirby's family thinks that the cat may think he's a dog, too. Since adopting Kirby, the family has now adopted three young cats from the same shelter where Kirby was adopted. All three cats are under two years old.

All of the family's cats and dogs have been spayed or neutered and all receive their annual vaccinations.
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Jeff24Girl
What kind of kitty is this?

My fiancee says she is probably a domestic short hair (DSH). We have a Maine Coon, a domestic medium hair (DMH), and 2 DSH.
post #18 of 19
PetSmart is currently having their biannual "Just a Buck, Change Their Luck" campaign, in which they raise money for animal charities. If you donate $10 or more ($15 online), then you get a nifty t-shirt that has pictures of the stamps on it.
post #19 of 19

That kitty is my little new 6 week old kitten!!! Well it's twin anyway....same little brown patch with the whole grey tabby look.....

And about the stamps......I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!!!!!!!!!

I am soooooooooo going to contact Australia Post asap.
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