Thursday, September 28, 2017

Remember Me Thursday

I saw this at my friends The Trout Talking Tabbies blog and decided to share it on my blog as well.
This is a worthwhile cause and, if it gets even ONE person who reads my blog thinking about how to help, I will have done my part.

Per the Remember Me Thursday blog,
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.

Today, September 28, 2017, the entire world shares the importance of pet adoption and shines 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.
They ask that we share photos of our own rescued pets today, so here are a few of both Bleubeard (born in a barn and a Christmas gift from my god-daughter) and Squiggles (purchased from the Humane Society).

Both Squiggles (top row with his pink nose) and Bleubeard (bottom row with his black nose, and also the face of our blog) have found forever homes with me.  I always say love me, love my cat!  I'm trying to do my part, won't you do the same?

A few facts you may not know:

Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities.

Each year, over 2.7 million orphan shelter pets lose their lives without finding their forever home.

Orphan pets should live in forever homes, not die waiting for them.

Now in its fifth year, according to Remember Me Thursday:
In the previous four years of the campaign, 180 countries supported the movement with hundreds of thousands of individuals and more than 700 separate animal welfare organizations around the globe holding candle-lighting ceremonies of their own, spreading the message on social media, visiting the Remember Me Thursday website, or lighting a virtual candle.
I'm lighting two candles today, one for Bleubeard and one for Squiggles.  I hope you join me, if only in spirit.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

9 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your boys are really lucky to have you!
oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice post. I never understand why people don't choose pets from the rescue groups. Some people believe that buying 'fashionable' animals is right as they think only one breed can satisfy their aesthetic feelings, so sad. Rescue pets are always the best. Hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

I will join you. All I've ever had is rescue animals and I wouldn't have it any other way. Love seeing the photos of Bleubeard and Squiggles (especially) too. Who knew so few households have rescue pets. Happy Thursday. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

Cute photos of the boys. My Mitty was a rescue. Ink came by way of the vet's secretary's neighbor. Recently divorced, he had two mom cats and two litters of kittens to find homes for. Maybe Ink was saved from starting life in a shelter.

Divers and Sundry said...

A worthy cause. It's such a shame so many pets never find homes :(

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Caterina Giglio said...

I so agree, Dr. E. my Dharma came from Doxie rescue and if and when I have another pet, (due to travel) it will be a rescue.. x

Rita said...

Agree! I have had quite a few rescue pets. I'm glad they do this to bring awareness to many. :)

Corrine at said...

All shelters need help all of the time. Astonishing how many animals are out there - and struggling kids too. So many ways to help out everywhere. xox