Saturday, August 19, 2017

Prepare NOW for Remember Me Thursday®

Causes to help promote the importance of adopting animals who are in shelters and for those with NOWHERE to go are in the limelight today, (we feel they should be EVERY DAY, but that's another matter altogether). Today is International Homeless Animals Day and Clear the Shelters Day.  While Cody WAS adopted, he was luckier than many other cats. He had an incredible foster Mother who loved and nurtured him, and helped influence the loving cuddle bug that he is today. Millions of other animals aren't as lucky as Cody was. Many are waiting in shelters for days, months, years and even their entire lives, to find their forever homes, and MANY NEVER DO.  While focusing on homeless animals today, it is also a good time to remind everyone that Remember Me Thursday® is right around  the corner! It's time to start preparing!! 

Remember Me Thursday® is a global awareness campaign that was created by the Helen Woodward Animal Center,  that unites individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world !!! The combined influence creates  an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets to live in forever homes and to  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.

It has been important to me for the past few years to participate in this special event, and I was honored when myself and a number of other bloggers were contacted asking if we would help spread the word again this year! (Whether I had been asked to or not, I ALWAYS participate in this important cause, so it is a no-brainer!!) 
In order to help us spread the word
 we were sent a box full of goodies which you can see below!!


We received the  items pictured above in exchange for agreeing to help spread the word about Remember Me Thursday. We  were not compensated monetarily for this post It is our pleasure to  only share information that we feel will be of interest to our readers.

This year there are some NEW PRIZES in the #RememberTheRescue photo contest which will run from September 1 through September 30th, (More about the prizes later!!!) For now:

There are 3 ways to enter:
  • Post a photo of your rescue pet to Instagram with #RememberTheRescue AND #RememberMeThursday.
  • Post a photo of your rescue pet to Twitter with #RememberTheRescue AND #RememberMeThursday.
  • Upload a photo of your rescue pet directly to the contest website.

Join us on September 28th 2017!!!

Help get the entire world talking about pet adoption!

 Tweet, tag, post and share the beauty and life-saving significance of pet adoption on social media. Let’s honor the lost pets who ran out of time and bring awareness to the pets we can still help by working together and using our voices.

"Let’s take social media by storm for orphan pets!"

29 comments:

  1. How nice to see this! I participated last year for the first time and definitely going to spread the word again this year. It was really one of the highlights last year when social media went ablaze with remember me Thursday shares. Can't wait to light those candles again!

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    1. I sooo agree with you and don't forget the contest!!!!

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  2. Such a great way to high light rescues,Shelters and Adopting Pets,xx Speedy

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  3. What a great way to attract notice for all the homeless animals. Extra Pawkisses for the good cause :) <3

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  4. If only kitties could be 'fixed' before litter and litters of kittens who will starve and die horrible deaths. Many do not understand this service to animals. If all the women in the world had been left to procreation without constraint, think of all the human babies that would suffer.

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    1. Interesting point!! Not sure if you know the Duggers...(humans), they have 19 or 20 kids.......guess she didn't want to be "fixed" MOLMOLMOL!!

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  5. Thank you for telling way ahead about this date - our human wants to participate, and now she's enough time to prepare!

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    1. You are most welcome! There will be at least one more reminder! Plus, at the end of the post above (in blue) I linked to them twice, you can sign up for reminders there too!! xoxo

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  6. Okay, now dad's hooked and wants to participate. I'm thankful mom and dad adopted me, especially being an older gal. We want to help!

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    1. YAY for your Dad! (and Mom too!) I linked to them at the end of the post (where it is blue).....click on that and you will get more info!!!

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  7. This is a wonderful thing to do. I applaud you for being asked to spread the word.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend, Cody. My best to your peeps. ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you! I'm not the only one! We were asked because we consistently participate every year. Thank you so much!!! xoxo

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  8. Thanks for sharing this. I'd like to participate. Shedding light on pet adoption is really great!

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    1. YAY!! I linked to them at the end of the post (where it is blue).....click on that and you will get more info!!!

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  9. That's always such a weepy wet whisker day.

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  10. We're all ready!
    Have a super weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  11. What a great way to spread awareness about the importance of pet adoption. Thank you for helping spread the word!

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  12. Thank you for the reminder. I wish all cats and dogs could have homes.

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  13. I've been participating too and was just thinking about getting a post ready.

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  14. This is a cause not only close to my heart but right in my heart as it is with most of the readers here if not all.

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  15. Pawsum posty. We think it's a great idea. We purray lots and lots of kitties find luvvin' furever homes. big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  16. What a great reminder for a great day! As you know, I have always been a believer in adopting cats from shelters. As were my parents and grandparents. One f my Grandfather's best friends was instrumental in starting the SPCA in Alberta. My adoption of Marvelous is continuing this family tradition. i am hoping that in Marv's blog we will touch more on the different adoption and fostering options. We love your thoughtful, insightful and well written posts on this topic and we send you our love.
    Barb and Marv

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  17. Oh how pawesome!! Mama will put dat in her calendar right now :)

    xoxo,
    Matilda & Matt

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  18. We participated last year and will participate again this year. What a great cause it is!

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  19. I hesitate only because we didn't adopt Angel and Chuck from a rescue; a co-worker of my brother simply gave us two kittens! However, rescue is the only type of cat or dog I'll ever get for the rest of my life, so I'll join in!

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    1. Cody was adopted from a Foster Home situation, he was adopted and to me that's all that matters no matter how you got the pet. Dakota was NOT adopted........Bobo was a stray. Regardless, ANYONE can participate!

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  20. Angel Minko was rescued out of a very bad birth home...UGH.
    Pipo came from another home, but his birth home was truly a cat loving place.

    When we feel ready to fill the kitty gap here, we will do a shelter adoption if at all possible.

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