Three Ways to Help Shelter Pets on Remember Me Thursday
Did you know only 30% of pets in U.S. households come from rescue facilities? And 3.4 million pets are euthanized in the U.S. each year? (Statistic Credit: HSUS, 2013) 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.
What Is Special About Remember Me Thursday?
Remember Me Thursday® is a day where animal lovers all over the world can join forces to promote pet adoption and decrease pet euthanasia. It honors those orphan pets who never found forever homes while instilling the power in people to change the future for the adoptable pets waiting to be adopted now.
By sharing pro pet adoption messages, photos or videos, using #LightForPets, on Thursday, September 24, 2015, we are honoring those lost pets and bringing awareness to the pets we can still help by working together and spreading their message.
What Can I Do on Remember Me Thursday?
Here are three easy ways you can help orphan pets on Remember Me Thursday!
1. Gather Friends and Family and Light Up Your Community with a Grassroots Neighborhood Event.
Help adoptable pets in your community by gathering your friends, family and co-workers to help! You could arrange a twilight candle walk with your neighbors or organize a pet food donation drive with co-workers. Do what inspire YOU! Click here for more ideas on how to get involved.
*New this year!* Do you work with children or know a pet-lover who does? Remember Me Thursday has a new Educator’s Kit that teaching children compassion for animals. This free kit comes with a Remember Me Thursday lesson plan, coloring book and candle craft. Download here!
2. On September 24, Share Your Love For Pet Adoption on Social Media – Tag with#LightForPets
Did you adopt your pet? How did it change your life? By sharing your pet adoption story, photo or video, with #LIGHTFORPETS, you could inspire the next pet adoption! Need ideas for tweets or posts? We got you covered! Click here for graphics and ideas!
3. Light a Candle, Help a Local Pet Adoption Organization
You can light a Remember Me Thursday virtual candle and check out organizations in your area participating in Remember Me Thursday. The next time you think about adding a pet to your family, we hope you visit a Remember Me Thursday pet adoption organization!
An extra special thank you to Remember Me Thursday’s sponsor, Blue Buffalo, and for everyone who lights a candle for orphan pets!