Today we are once again joining the Remember Me Thursday® global awareness campaign with animal lovers and organizations around the world to light a candle in remembrance of the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home. It is also shining a light on the millions of pets still waiting for their forever homes.
Pet-lovers and animal welfare organizations from all corners of the globe unite to light candles on the same day to bring awareness to all of the dogs and cats that never knew the love of a forever home. You can join in and light an actual candle or choose a virtual candle by visiting the Remember Me Thursday website.
It is difficult to grasp the fact that 3.4 million orphaned shelter pets lose their lives each year. Euthanized because there wasn’t room for them or they were deemed unadoptable. This is the third year for this day of remembrance. Last year 138 countries supported the movement with over 100,000 individuals holding candle-lighting ceremonies.
Mike Arms, the President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center says, “Millions of beautiful, adoptable pet will lose their lives in 2015. We all come from different countries, cultures, backgrounds, but together, we can raise our voices and share one life-saving message and literally save millions of pets on this one day.”
Remember Me Thursday is supported by such celebrities as Katherine Heigl, Alicia Silverstone, and even sports teams who take to social media spreading the “opt to adopt” message. Last year there were grass root programs and events in countries like Germany, Mexico, Canada, the U.K., Spain, Japan, and many more. That equated to over 4,500 candles lit at the Remember Me Thursday virtual candle gallery and thousands more lit at a host of ceremonies.
The 2015 Official Spokesperson is Carrie Ann Inaba from Dancing with the Stars. Her love for animals inspired Carrie Ann to found the charitable organization The Animal Project Foundation. Here is her message:
Won’t you join me today in Remember Me Thursday and light a candle for those who lost their lives and those who still have time to be saved? Visit the official website here and light a candle in support of this special day of remembrance. Please share your message of support on social media using the hashtag, #LightForPets
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Join us in Remember Me Thursday to stand up for the millions of shelter pets. #LightForPets http://t.co/kbIif30HH7 pic.twitter.com/oZVB3zJ9kO— M. K.Clinton (@mk_clinton) September 24, 2015
I am pleased to be co-hosting another Thoughtless Thursday Blog Hop with my friends Ruckus the Eskie and Love is being owned by a Husky. You are welcome to join us and remember, don't think...just link!