On May 22nd, from 11 am to 2 pm at the Hannibal Town Hall, 824 County Rt. 34, in Hannibal, the Oswego County Humane Society and the Hannibal Post Office will celebrate the Unites States Post Officeâ€™s release of the new Adopt a Rescue/Shelter Pet Stamps at a special Adoption Day. Every animal adopted that day will receive an adoption certificate with one of the new stamps canceled with a special Hannibal post mark created especially for that day.
The Post Office has sponsored a poster contest for the students of Mrs. Koskowskiâ€™s first grade class from Fairley Elementary School and Kenney Middle School fifth graders are submitting essays about their pets for an essay contest. Student works will be on display at the Post Office and at the adoption day. The Post Office is also collecting donations of pet supplies with a collection bin located inside the post office and has decorated the post office lobby to celebrate the pleasures of put ownership.
The adoption event is free and open to the public, and will feature pets for adoption by the Humane Society. There will be coffee and cookies and treats for kids. People can stop by to find a new pet or just to meet and admire the animals up for adoption and learn more about the Humane Societyâ€™s programs.
â€œWe want to thank the Hannibal Post Office staff for all of their hard work with promoting pet adoptions, and especially the efforts of Postmistress Jana Halstead who came up with this ideaâ€ said Karen Hoffman, President of the Humane Society, â€œThe more chances we have to be out in the public with our animals for adoption, the more homes we can find.â€
For more information call the office at 207-1070.