Thursday, September 26, 2013

Will You Remember Me? #LightForPets

Today is Remember Me Thursday... This global awareness campaign is designed to shine a light on orphaned pets everywhere by lighting candles (both real and virtual) across the world in honor of shelter pets who have lost their lives, as well as those waiting - and hoping - for their forever homes.


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 


SissySees said...

What a bittersweet remembrance. I don't know that there are any candles in my busy next 10 hours or so, but it's the thought that counts, right?

Sue said...

It's so sad to think of them waiting and hoping that the next person will pick them.

Life with Wrigs said...

Thanks for sharing this, Nichole. Wrigs came from our local shelter, as did our previous dogs. The hardest part was only picking one.

Susan and Wrigs

Dogs N Pawz said...

We lit our candle for Phe. It is too bad that so many dogs are left homeless. Our next dog will be a shelter dog too.

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