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Sept. 25 Animal Lovers Light a Candle to Raise Awareness for Orphan Pets

Remember Me Thursday™ is a day to remember the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives before they found a family by lighting a virtual candle or attending a Remember Me Thursday candle ceremony.

By lighting a candle on Thursday, September 25, 2014, we are honoring those lost pets and bringing awareness to the pets in need of forever homes.

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Be a Part of the Remember Me Thursday Awareness Movement
Animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations across the globe will unite on Thursday, September 25, 2014 (the fourth Thursday of September, annually) with a Remember Me Thursday™ pet candle-lighting ceremony.

The candles, 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.

“We were amazed at the amount of visitors we had to the Remember Me Thursday website when we only had five weeks to put it together,” says Mike Arms. “This is the first time that something has been done where animal lovers all over the world can join forces to promote pet adoption and decrease euthanasia. Now, with a whole year to work on bringing everyone together, we expect to see an even greater increase in candlelight vigils and public awareness around the globe, to help our furry friends.”

Be a Part of the Awareness Movement.

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Event Creator

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 international animal organizations, has placed over nine million pets in homes since 1999.


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