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Local Rescue Dogs Take a Break From Work to See Stamp Unveiling in Merrifield

USPS unveiled four new stamps honoring rescue dogs.

“Banks” cleared his busy schedule Friday to leave work a little early to go see the unveiling of stamps honoring his brethren in the rescue dog business.

The United States Postal Service unveiled four new stamps celebrating the work rescue and help dogs. The “Dogs at Work” series is now on sale for 65-cents each.

“I think it’s incredible,” said Teresa MacPherson, a canine search specialist with the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team/Task Force 1. MacPherson is also Banks’ handler. “It’s a big deal. We don’t do our jobs for the recognition.”

Several dog lovers were on hand buying the stamps and snagging autographs of the rescue dog handlers at the Merrifield Post Office. Michael T. Butler, U.S. postal inspection service Homeland Security coordinator gave the official stamp dedication.

Heidi January 22, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Well deserved recognition!
Andre L. Taylor January 23, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Thanks, Heidi! This was a cool event and I am glad I went. You are right, these four-legged heroes are well deserving of the attention and should receive more. :)
Heidi January 23, 2012 at 04:21 PM
LOL, heroes come in all shapes and sizes, eh?
Impartial Observer January 23, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Thank you to the search and rescue team for all of your hard work. We appreciate having you there in case we ever need you.

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