Friday, March 12, 2010

Royal Mail Goes To The Dogs (And Cats)

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s stamp of approval
A temporary truce was called yesterday when Royal Mail carriers helped celebrate the 150th anniversary of the world-famous Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. "Since 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has worked tirelessly to care for and re-home over three million dogs and cats, and the stamps are an excellent way to celebrate 150 years of dedicated care." The charity began life as the 'Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs' in Holloway, north London in 1860. Eleven years later it moved to Battersea and in 1883 it started taking in cats.

All of the lucky models are ex-residents that have been successfully placed in loving homes. Once abandoned, they are now First Class pets. The photographs were taken over several days in London and Windsor by renowned animal photographer Steve Hoskins. Such a happy story. My dog Webster was adopted from an animal shelter. I wonder if the USPS would be interested in having him pose for a stamp?

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AshTreeCottage said...

I would love to place Webster's stamp on a letter! Do you think that the USPS would like to use Bentley on a stamp too?

Susan and Bentley

Gal Friday said...

Those are wonderful stamps and I wish I were able to go into our post office to buy and use these!!
Great idea and such beautiful animals.
I like the third dog in particular--looks like some kind of greyhound mix(a Lurcher?) and also the winking tabby cat.

La Petite Gallery said...

Say, that's interesting we don't have dog stamps wish we did. haven't heard from you in some time...yvonne