Did you know?
- Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities. (Source: The Humane Society of the United States 2013)
- Each year, over 3.4 million orphan shelter pets lose their lives without finding their forever home. (Source: The Humane Society of the United States 2013)Animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations across the globe will unite on Thursday, September 26, 2013 (the fourth Thursday of September, annually) with a Remember Me Thursday pet candle-lighting ceremony. The candles, which will be lit on the exact same day across the world, will honor the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home and shine a light on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption. The Remember Me Thursday global awareness campaign encourages individuals to light a candle this day (literally or virtually) and to opt to adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year.
Please join me in spreading the word and helping to lend a voice to those who can't speak for themselves. You can light a virtual candle, and spread the word through social media. #LightForPets