…all animal lovers this Holiday season. Of all animal rescue stories this year, this one definitely takes the cake. I wish you all a very Happy Holiday season….Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa!
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In early October 2011, Byron (pictured above) was scalded by boiling hot water for urinating on the floor by his owner Kyle Voissem , a student (gymnastics) athlete at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sadly, Byron suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns but did not receive medical treatment until several days later when a neighbor tipped off the Anti-Cruelty Society, who later alerted authorities. Kyle was not arrested with misdemeanor charges until December 13 and his story then spread like wildfire via The Huffington Post, CBS Chicago, Chicago Tribune, and of course social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.
This is a photo of Byron during his recovery.
(courtesy of the Anti-Cruelty Society)
On April 30, widely known celebrity animal lover Ellen Degeneres will join Postmaster General John E. Potter for the official stamp dedication ceremony for the Animal Rescue : Adopt a Shelter Pet commemorative postage stamps and kick off the Stamps to the Rescue promotional campaign.
For more info about the campaign:
Stamps to the Rescue
For the press release:
USPS Press Release: Stamps to the Rescue
Two weeks ago, the Humane Society of the United States released a state-by-state ranking of animal protection laws. The ranking was based on 65 different animal protection issues in 10 major categories, such as animal fighting, puppy mills, and animals used in research laboratories.