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Pets Forever Stamps Unveiled

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New Stamps Commemorate America’s Favorite Pets

In a tribute to America’s favorite pets, the U.S. Postal Service dedicated Forever stamps Tuesday featuring photographs of 20 different domestic animals — two dogs, two cats, two birds, two fish, four reptiles, five rodents, a crustacean, a rabbit and a horse.

The stamps features 20 existing photographs of different animals taken against white backgrounds by Eric Isselée. Each photograph represents animals that are loved: puppies, betta fish, iguanas, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, guinea pigs, tortoises, rabbits, kittens, corn snakes, mice, hermit crabs, chinchillas, gerbils, dogs, parakeets, horses, cats and geckos. Inspired by her lifelong love of animals, art director Derry Noyes designed these stamps.

The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Pets stamps took place at the SuperZoo National Pet Retailers Show at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Participating in the dedication event were Chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors James Bilbray; Postal Service Chief Marketing and Sales Officer James Cochrane; Doug Poindexter, President, World Pet Association; Robert Vetere, Chairman, Pet Leadership Council and Founder, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Gregory Popovich.

(SOURCE: USPS)

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