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Ellen DeGeneres puts her stamp on animal rights project

Ellen DeGeneres almost never misses the chance for a well-placed punch line, but the witty comedienne wasn't cracking jokes when she promoted her new campaign to help find homes for shelter pets.

DeGeneres has teamed up with the U.S. Postal Service and the pet care company, Halo, Purely for Pets, to promote a stamp campaign aimed at increasing animal adoption from local shelters, USA Today reports.

In the meantime, Halo and the comic are providing a few meals for shelter animals to hold them over before they enter a loving home.

"This is a subject I am extremely passionate about. By working together, we can find good homes for millions of adoptable, homeless and abandoned pets," DeGeneres told the news source.

She added, "And until they get adopted, I'm happy to say that Halo and I are giving one million meals to shelter pets that are waiting for you."

The stamps, which feature photos of cute and cuddly dogs and cats, will be available for sale in post offices on April 30.

DeGeneres' partner, Portia de Rossi, is also pursuing an animal rights project of her own, teaming up with Alley Cat Allies to promote the fair treatment of feral cats.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19685498-ADNFCR
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