Today I am remembering my rescue cat, Miss Gitty. She was my best friend and confidant for 20+ years. I adopted her from our local humane society when I was 18 years old. She was a scrawny little kitten that came running up to me and clawed my jeans the minute I stepped out of my car. It was obvious that she had decided to rescue me. Even though I am publicly remembering her today, not a day goes by that she doesn’t enter my mind. That’s because it is a short trip from my heart to my head.
This is our third year to join the Helen Woodward Animal Center along with 164 countries to #RememberTheRescue. This event started four years ago to honor all of the animals that don’t make it out of shelters.
The reality is harsh and heartbreaking but the truth is that 3.4 million orphaned shelter pets will die while waiting to be adopted this year.* As hard as it is to look through the bars at their sweet little faces, imagine how unbearable it must be to look out of those bars.
That is why we are sharing Remember Me Thursday in an attempt to show our love and concern for all of the pets waiting for their special human. We are lighting a candle in their honor and ask that you do the same.
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You can win $2,000 for your favorite rescue/shelter by sharing a photo with #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday on Twitter or Instagram.
*1st Prize: $2,000 & 1,000 lbs. Blue Buffalo pet Food
*2nd Prize: 1,000 lbs. Blue Buffalo pet food & 500 KONG toys
*3rd Prize: 1,000 lbs. Blue Buffalo pet food
Please join me and thousands of others as we shine a light on shelter pets.
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