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