There has been much controversy in recent months over the problems with pet stores. One of the main reasons that animal rights activists oppose the shops is that peddled pets are sometimes thought of as more desirable than their counterparts in animal rescue
However, a new set of U.S. Stamps aims to highlight the desirability of adopting animals from a shelter, according to the Associated Press.
The set of 10 44-cent stamps, which are part of the "Stamps to the Rescue" campaign, feature photographs of shelter cats and dogs taken by photographer Sally Andersen-Bruce, the news source reports.
If you don't have room for a new shelter cat or dog in your home, the stamps are another way to help out animals who are in need of a family, as money from the items will go to buy food for animals in need.
Of course, the pictures on the stamps are absolutely adorable - they're sure to put a smile on the face of everyone who receives mail from you! We urge all animal lovers to pick some up before they're gone.