Today is Remember Me Thursday – a day to honour the animals who never knew a forever home. It’s a very special day to light a candle (real or virtual) for the millions of orphaned animals euthanised each and every day.
Animal lovers and animal welfare groups around the world will join together to light a candle and shine a light on pet adoption. The candles will honour 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 today and to opt to adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanised each year.
Most of my readers know that I have two gorgeous rescue dogs, Sonny and Benji. Choosing to adopt our doggies (and save their life) was the right decision for us. Their history and pedigree is not important to us, however providing a loving, safe fur-ever home was. Anyone with a pet will tell you what a joy paw-renthood is.
How can you join in today?
1. Share Your Love For Pet Adoption on Social Media – #LightForPets
Have you adopted a pet? Share your story and 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.
2. Light A Candle today
Your candle will honour the millions of dogs & cats who are euthanised before they had the chance to find a loving family and fur-ever home.
3. Adopt a Pet
We adopted Sonny through www.paws.com.au and Benji through www.maggiesrescue.com. If you’re unable to adopt a pet right now, please open your wallets (and hearts) and make a donation to ANY animal welfare group. The volunteers who run these organisations are tireless, barely acknowledged and rely on donations to pay for vet expenses, food and medicines for the pets in foster care.