Remember Me Thursday takes place this year on September 22, 2016. It is a day to remember that there are orphan pets in shelters and rescues who are waiting for their forever homes – and also to remember those who never made it out of the shelters.
Here at Three Chatty Cats, we strive to promote and support cat rescues and adoptions by highlighting rescue groups, sharing adoption stories, and showcasing individuals who do their part to help cats in need. So, we want to do our part in supporting this special day, Remember Me Thursday, by continuing to bring attention to shelter cats waiting for their forever homes. Now, let’s learn more about Remember Me Thursday!
Remember Me Thursday
“Remember Me Thursday® is a global awareness campaign uniting individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world as an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them.
On September 22, 2016, let’s get the entire world talking about pet adoption, so the world can shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues right now.
This year, you could win life-saving funds or food for a rescue or shelter of your choice! Submit a photo and share the importance of orphan pets on the #RememberTheRescue Photo Wall to be entered into the challenge!” Source
You can learn more about Remember Me Thursday at RememberMeThursday.org.
About the Event
- In 2015, people from 164 countries participated in Remember Me Thursday.
- This year’s celebrity luminaries include 2016 Official Spokesperson Pauley Perrette as well as other celebrities like Dr. Marty Becker, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Beth Stern, Kristin Chenoweth and Jackson Galaxy. (See the full list all here!)
- Animal luminaries include Lil Bub, Norbert, Tuna Melts My Heart, Cole and Marmalade and more! (See the full list all here!)
The 2016 Official Spokesperson Pauley Perrette says, “It is so important that we give homeless animals loving forever homes. We save them, but they end up saving us. The greatest joys I’ve experienced in my life have been from my rescued pets. As Official Spokesperson of the Remember Me Thursday® campaign I have the opportunity to give a voice to these beautiful creatures.”
How You Can Help – Remember the Rescue Contest
Besides adopting a shelter pet, you can let the world know that you support pet adoptions. On Thursday, September 22nd, please use hashtags #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday to get the entire world talking about adopting shelter pets!
CONTEST: If you use both hashtags #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday anytime on Twitter or Instagram through September 30th and post a photo of your rescued or adopted pet, you could win $2,000 for your favorite rescue or shelter! Learn more about the contest here.
Let’s Shine A Light!
Are you ready to shine a light? Let’s bring awareness to shelter pets and adoptions on September 22nd and get the entire world talking about it. And for those who didn’t make it out of a shelter, let’s remember them on this Remember Me Thursday.
A special thank you to Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, for creating Remember Me Thursday.
Will you be participating on Remember Me Thursday?
Remember to use both of these hashtags on Twitter and Instagram – and you just may win $2,000 for your favorite shelter! #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday
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25 thoughts on “Let’s Shine a Light for #RememberMeThursday”
we didn’t know about the contest, but we intend to post. thanks for the reminder
Really thanks for this, Rachel.
Thanks for sharing, wonderful to know about this day and that it has participants worldwide.
We participate every year and already have our post done ;) One disappointment, is their video this year has only dogs, NO CATS.
We will certainly take part on Thursday! 3 out of the 4 members of the North London Crew are rescue pets and as a volunteer photographer and socialiser in shelters, I know all too well how much education is still needed. Thanks for all the wonderful work you do in highlighting this very important day Rachel!
We plan to participate and highlight some of the kitties at the shelter the mom volunteers at.
This was my post for Wednesday but you said it so well that maybe I’ll just send people here. MOL!
thank you for sharing. so glad there is someone doing this so that all animals in shelter will be remembered.. -purrz frum The Katie Katz
We LOVE this! We will participate!
We’ll be participating, for sure!
That is a most wonderful day and all the sweeties deserve to be remembered every single day.
Thank you for the reminder. We will be sure to participate in this.
We will be remembering!
such a lovely event. I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of the contest before this
Thanks for sharing. We weren’t aware of Remember Me Thursday.
I didn’t even know about this. Thank you for sharing, I will participate and enter the contest too.
I didn’t know about this! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for reminding us of this special day. Mom was late posting ours and getting to visit so belated Meow Like a Pirate Day wishes!
It’s so sad when a cat ends its life at a shelter without having a loving forever home again. PAWS has a wonderful new program called the PAWS Pension Plan in which senior cats (over twelve) have no adoption fee and their wellness exam, vaccinations, and yearly blood work will be performed at PAWS for free. There have been some heartwarming adoptions of our senior citizens lately!
Thanks for writing about Remember Me Thursday.
That sounds like a wonderful program!
It’s a pawsum day and wonderful cause. We wish dat no anipal died while waitin’ fur their furever. We wish all da kitties in da world had homes with luv like us. We wish sooooo much and purray sooooo hard. Fanks fur sharin;
Dezi and Raena
I love the idea and the mission behind this! Thank you so much for bringing awareness to it!
I am looking forward to Thursday. I am sure there will be so many beautiful posts.
We’ll be posting!!!
wonderful post. We pawticipated even though it isn’t a day we post. It is very honorable work