Pet Calendar: Remember Me Thursday

Pet Calendar: Remember Me Thursday ~ September 22

What is Remember Me Thursday?

It’s a day to shine the spotlight on all of those pets who are living in shelters waiting for their forever homes. On Thursday, September 22, 2016 we want to help share the word on social media and with everyone we know about pet adoption. The ultimate goal is to clear out the shelters and get the animals there into loving homes.

“Orphan pets should live in forever homes, not die waiting for them,” the organizers of Remember Me Thursday at Helen Woodward Animal Center say.

remember me thursdayShelter Pet Stats

  • Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities
  • Annually, more than 3.4 million orphan shelter pets lose their lives without finding their forever home

Remember Me Thursday Fast Facts

  • In 2015, people from 164 countries participated in Remember Me Thursday.
  • This year’s spokesperson is actress Pauley Perrette from “NCIS” (who has three rescue dogs.)
  • Celebrity luminaries include Ian Somerhalder, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Beth Stern and Jackson Galaxy. (See the full list all here.)
  • Animal luminaries: Lil Bub, Norbert, Tuna Melts My Heart, Cole and Marmalade and more! (See the full list here)

How Can You Get Involved With Remember Me Thursday?

Enter the Contest  for a chance to win $2,000 for your favorite shelter or rescue by sharing a photo with the hashtags #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday on Twitter and Instagram.

Get Involved

  • Share how you will #RememberTheRescue on #RememberMeThursday
  • Light a virtual candle to spread awareness of orphan pets

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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.