What is Remember Me Thursday® and why does it matter?
As stated on the official website: 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.
Celebrated on the third Thursday of September (this year is September 26, 2019) the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption, and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues.
“What is Remember Me Thursday” Video by Founder, Helen Woodward Animal Center
My family and I have rescued 5 out of 6 of our dogs. Our first dog was purchased from a pet store in 1995, way before we realized the impact of adoption. And we’ve fostered 13 dogs and counting.
I love each and every one of our dogs, they each deserved the best life could offer. But imagine if we didn’t adopt these dogs and no one else wanted them… what would have happened to them?
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According to the ASPCA: “Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats).”
I can’t imagine my dogs not living long enough to find their forever home. Nor can I imagine all our foster dogs never finding a great home to call their own. Each one a loving, sweet dog that deserves to have a family.
So yes, adopting a rescue matters. Rescue dogs lives matter. Every living creature deserves the very best in life.
So help me spread the word about this very important day. Share this article using one of the share icons, or simply forward to a friend. And don’t forget to use #remembermethursday. Light a light on September 26, 2019 to help us all remember the pets that still need homes!
The contest is a great opportunity to win amazing prize packages for a rescue of your choice! The Remember Me Thursday campaign is giving away thousands of dollars of food and cash prizes.
All you have to do is upload a photo of your dog, nominate your favorite pet rescue or shelter, and share it! Click here to learn more about the contest>>
Just imagine what all that food and money will mean to the shelters and the dogs!
Debi McKee is a mom of three kids, two dogs and the creator of Rescue Dogs 101... were she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She also volunteers for a local rescue and the Dane County Humane Society. Sign up for our free resource library! It is jam-packed with valuable resources that you will use throughout your journey.... all for FREE!