Humane Treatment of Animals Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1966


Humane Treatment of Animals Stamp

The United States Post Office issued the Humane Treatment of Animals stamp on April 9, 1966 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1866.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA for short, was founded by Henry Bergh and based on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that had previously been established in Great Britain.  The ASPCA has been successful over the years in the development of many animal anti-cruelty laws in the United States.

An interesting fact about the stamp design is that the dog pictured on the stamp is a mongrel that was owned at the time by the stamp artist, Norman Todhunter.

 


US Postage Stamps
1966


Migratory Bird Treaty
Humane Treatment of Animals
Indiana Statehood:
150th Anniversary
American Circus
Sixth International Philatelic Exhibition Stamp
Sixth International Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet
Bill of Rights:
175th Anniversary
Polish Millennium
Marine Corps Reserve:
50th Anniversary

Johnny Appleseed

National Parks:
50th Anniversary

General Federation of Woman's Clubs:
75th Anniversary

Plant for a More
Beautiful America

The Great River Road

US Savings Bonds /
Servicemen Appreciation

Mary Cassatt

Christmals 1966:
Madonna & Child