By Dionna Harris

ESCANABA – This is National Pet week and the U.S. Post Office has issued a commemorative stamp encouraging the adoption of pets from animal shelters.

In its continuing efforts to raise awareness of social issues one stamp at a time, the U.S. Post Office in Escanaba Wednesday held a special event dealing with animal rescue.

As part of its social awareness stamp program, Animal Rescue; Adopt a Shelter Pet commemorative stamps went on sale April 30.

Delta County Animal Shelter personnel, along with a few dogs and cats eligible for adoption, were at the Escanaba office Wednesday as part of the promotion.

“I believe we have had an excellent turnout in our efforts to raise awareness for people to adopt a shelter pet,” said Don Chenail, Escanaba postmaster.

The sheet of commemorative stamps available from any U.S. Post Office was issued to raise awareness of the importance of adopting companion animals from shelters to help prevent euthanasia of millions of animals every year.

Katie LeDuc, of Escanaba, said she stopped by the post office to check out some of the cats available for adoption.

“I just wish I could adopt them all,” said LeDuc.

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