What is Remember Me Thursday?
At the BlogPaws Conference this past May, I had the fortune to meet and spend time with a representative of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, who spearheads the pet adoption awareness campaign, Remember Me Thursday.
I jumped at the chance to support pet adoption! #RememberMeThursday Click To Tweet
“Remember Me Thursday® is a global awareness campaign uniting individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world as an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them.
On September 28, 2017, the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues. In 2016, people using #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday reached nearly 340 million people on social media.” Remember Me Thursday
I Support Pet Adoption and Awareness
This year I am a proud supporter of Remember Me Thursday®. Those of you who follow my blog, Bridle & Bone, know that I have two rescue dogs. Each dog has their own story that I wrote about in Meet My Rescue Dogs Gonzo and Beau. If I stopped to think about what could have been, I shudder. Both my dogs were rescued from kill shelters in the southern US and fostered by kind people who wanted the best for these pups. That is sadly not always the case and many animals find themselves with lengthy shelter stays, or much worse.
I am proud to note that through me my husband has now become a supporter of animal adoption as well. He’s always had purebred dogs from breeders, and since Gonzo has completely realized how important adoption is to these animals. And our family. Our dogs are raised with our young daughters, and vice versa. My daughters now ask what would have happened to our dogs if we didn’t adopt them. It’s hard to imagine them as anything other than part of our family.
There are so many pets in need of loving homes. Whatever breed you prefer, there is a rescue for them. I do have an affinity for mixed breeds apparently. I like big mutts and I cannot lie! Especially this goofball.
Recently with the major hurricanes and wildfires ravaging North America, the need to find homes for orphaned pets is overwhelming. It’s a global need.I am doing what I can at home and abroad to share pet adoption awareness. #RememberTheRescue Click To Tweet
What Can You Do to Help?
The time is now! Spread the word about pet adoption and don’t wait any longer. Remember Me Thursday is on Thursday, September 28th. Use the dedicated hashtags #RememberTheRescue or #RememberMeThursday to blow up social media. Let’s get the world talking about this important issue!
Visit Remember Me Thursday® for more information on how to get involved today.
About Helen Woodward Animal Center
Animal Shelter · Rancho Santa Fe, California
Pet adoption, animal hospitals, pet boarding, teaching children to love animals and more can be found at www.animalcenter.org