#RememberMeThursday reminded people that shelter pets always need your help.
Remember Me Thursday is a campaign geared towards bringing awareness to rescue and orphan pets organized by Helen Woodward Animal Center, an animal shelter in San Diego, California. Yesterday, September 22, 2016 was this year's event.
There are so many pets in this world that have been rescued and adopted. There are so many more that still need homes. According to the Remember Me Thursday website:
- Only 30% of pets in U.S. households come from rescue facilities.
- Each year, over 3.4 million orphan shelter pets lose their lives without finding their forever home.
What is It?
Remember Me Thursday aims to bring attention to the number of homeless pets. The goal is to get the whole world talking about pet adoption on the same day. Organizers want to remind the world that pets that are patiently waiting in shelters for their forever home.
"Orphan pets should live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. Get everyone you know on social media to talk about pet adoption on Thursday, September 22, 2016 so the world can shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues right now."
How Do You Participate?
The goal of the hashtag is to generate worldwide awareness of how many pets there are that need homes. Yesterday, people shared their rescues, talked about adoption, and shared the pets still waiting in shelters using the #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday hashtags.
Here are some #RememberTheRescue pets in their forever homes.
— The Broke Dog Blog (@thebrokedog) September 23, 2016
— A & T Napoleon FDTN (@drnapoleonphd) September 23, 2016
— FTLA Apparel (@kim_panzarella) September 11, 2016
— SA Humane Society (@sahumane) September 22, 2016
Even though Remember Me Thursday has passed, keep the conversation going! Keep talking about the pets that need homes. Keep advocating for these pets that are patiently waiting for someone to love them.
The goal is to find homes for all the wonderful fur babies in shelters worldwide in need of loving families.
Stay tuned for the next #RememberMeThursday by following them on Twitter!