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On September 26, 2013 animal lovers and animal welfare groups globally, are joining together to shine a light on pet adoption, and the millions of healthy dogs and cats waiting adoption. By lighting real or virtual candles on the exact same day we honor the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home. Learn more about this campaign and how you and your friends can join in, and shine your light.

What Is Remember Me Thursday?

Did you know only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities? (Statistic Credit: HSUS, 2013) Remember Me Thursday is an awareness program that aims to shine a light on pet adoption by remembering the pets that were lost before they had a chance to find loving families.

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.

How can you join in?

1. Change Your Facebook or Twitter Icon

Change your Facebook profile picture or Twitter icon to the Remember Me Thursday icon to show your support for pet adoption worldwide! Download the icons at http://bit.ly/RMTGetInvolved

2. Share Your Love For Pet Adoption on Social Media – #LightForPets

Spread the word about Remember Me Thursday on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels. Don’t forget to use #LIGHTFORPETS to share your thoughts and feelings about the importance of pet adoption. Need ideas for tweets and posts? Go here for graphics and a social one-sheet full of ideas: http://bit.ly/RMTGetInvolved

3. Light A Candle for Pets on September 26, 2013

The candles, lit on the exact same day across the world, will honor the millions of pets who lost their lives over the past year without the benefit of a loving home. Word of the awareness campaign has spread like wildfire in the form of celebrity social media posts and rescue facilities from New York City to Puerto Rico to Japan have joined the cause. You can check to see if a pet rescue or pet adoption organization near you is holding a candle-lighting event, or you can light one virtually online. Light a candle at www.remembermethursday.org

About Remember Me Thursday

Animal lovers and organizations across the globe unite on the fourth Thursday of September to light a candle in remembrance of the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home and to shine a light on the millions of orphan pets still waiting for their forever homes. The Remember Me Thursday global awareness campaign is championed by Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, and creator of both the International Pet Adoptathon and successful Home 4 The Holidays program which, in partnership with national animal organizations, has placed 8.3 million pets in homes since 1999. He is joined in partnership with the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, which represents over 150 animal welfare organizations in New York, New York and by animal organizations worldwide. For more information, please visit www.remembermethursday.org. 

Is your organization participating? Do you have questions about how to get started?

Email Helen Woodward Animal Center at social@animalcenter.org to connect! They are here to support you in your life-saving work.

Find them on Twitter (@HWAC), on Facebook.com/HelenWoodwardAnimalCenter, Google+, Pinterest (@HWAC) and Instagram (@HWAC).

Be sure to use #LightForPets to spread the word about the importance of pet adoption.

Thanks for being a #LightForPets!


 

 

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