Thursday, September 28, 2017

Remember Me Thursday: September 28, 2017

Join the Remember Me Thursday® Awareness Movement

Remember Me Thursday® is a global awareness campaign uniting individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world as an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them.

On September 28, 2017, the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues. In 2016, people using #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday reached nearly 340 million people on social media.

Can we get even more people sharing the importance of pet adoption in 2017?

It’s up to you to spread the word.
Image from www.RememberMeThursday.org

Event Creator Mike Arms
Meet Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, and creator of both the International Pet Adoptathon and the Home 4 The Holidays program which, in partnership with international animal organizations, has placed over 13 million pets in homes since 1999.

Mike Arms, on why he created Remember Me Thursday, “My heart breaks for those beautiful people working in animal welfare who are forced to take the lives of the pets they love. I believe lighting a candle for the orphan pets will be a way for people to let the world know how much they love them, and the awareness can help in increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia.”

Angel and Chuck came to us via informal adoption, meaning we removed them from the home where their mother was unspayed and had had multiple litters of unwanted kittens.  Our kittens were spayed and neutered just as soon as they were old enough.  And since then, I have become active with TNR, as a result of stray cats appearing in our backyard, and in my office parking lot.

Spay and neuter your pets!
Adopt Don't Shop!

17 comments:

  1. This is such a wonderful campaign. We would have written about it but didn't know about it. Such a wonderful thing to honor and put some attention on all the animals in shelters that need help so badly.

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  2. This is such a wonderful post for Remember Me Thursday. And yes indeed - Adopt! Don't shop!

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  3. We too remember...our first kitty Milky-way and my niece Mia and nephew Frisco were shelter kitties
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  4. guyz...we understand how important thiz day iz az we all R rescuez.....thanx for sharin two day ..... a bout...two day ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

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  5. Our Goro came from street and Niko was adopted from a shelter. Definitely, spay/neuter and adopt, don't shop!

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  6. Adoptions are just the best and every critter deserves that kind of happiness!

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  7. spay and neuter along with TNR is such a part of the solution

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  8. I love your unique take on the day - sharing more about the man who started the day. Angel and Chuck are lucky ... as are POM and Sweetie.

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  9. We were surprised to learn how few pets in US homes came from shelters (less than 1/3). This is such an important message to get out. We purr that every shelter animal finds a forever home.

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  10. We agree spaying and neutering is the way to go as is clearing up some of the misconceptions about shelters and rescue pets.

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  11. Today is such an important day. The world needs to understand that adoption is the only option.

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  12. Beautiful post. I pray they all get their forever homes. Thank you for the kind words you left for me on the loss of sweet Phoebe. XO

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  13. As we're all shelter kidlets, of course we love this day!

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  14. So nice to see so many participating, I have been participating since it's inception. Well done, all. catchatwithcarenandcody

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  15. I hope we have more adoptions and every humans do responsible for spaying and neutering!
    Purrs

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  16. Thanks for posting! We are adoption advocates!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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