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Remember Me Thursday

Shine a light on pet adoption this Remember Me Thursday - because every furry friend deserves a loving home!
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Light up your heart and home on Remember Me Thursday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in September! Created in 2013 by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, this day is a sparkling opportunity to illuminate the importance of pet adoption. Embraced by over 180 countries and countless animal lovers, Remember Me Thursday has significantly contributed to reducing the number of pets in shelters by promoting adoption. On this heartwarming day, people around the world unite to radiate love and compassion for our furry companions, shedding a hopeful light on the ones that still need a loving home. So, let's gear up to show the world that every pet deserves a forever home! Shine a light on pet adoption this Remember Me Thursday because every furry friend deserves a loving home!

History of Remember Me Thursday

Remember Me Thursday Dates

Remember Me Thursday Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Remember Me Thursday</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Helen Woodward Animal Center creates the first Remember Me Thursday to promote the adoption of shelter pets.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Participation</div><div class='timeline-text'>In its second year, Remember Me Thursday is recognized in over 180 countries, shining an international light on pet adoption.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Celebrity Involvement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres and Katherine Heigl, show their support by sharing their own adopted pet stories on social media.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>#RememberTheRescue Challenge</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Helen Woodward Animal Center launches the #RememberTheRescue Challenge, encouraging pet lovers worldwide to share about their own adopted pets and promote animal adoption.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Celebrating Five Years</div><div class='timeline-text'>Remember Me Thursday celebrates its 5th anniversary. The event continues to grow, engaging millions through campaigns, education, and social media.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Virtual Candle Lighting</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, worldwide participants light virtual candles to honor pets waiting in shelters for adoption, bringing awareness in a new, digital way.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Remember Me Thursday

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Share your adoption story</h3><p class='facts-text'>Use your social media platforms to share the story of how you brought your own adopted pet home. Not only will this celebrate your pet and the joy they bring, it might inspire others to consider adopting their next pet.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host an adoption awareness event</h3><p class='facts-text'>Remember Me Thursday can be an ideal occasion to host a pet adoption awareness event, either virtually or in person. Gather local shelter representatives, veterinarians, and pet owners to inspire attendees about pet adoption.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Participate in a candle-lighting ceremony</h3><p class='facts-text'>The main event of Remember Me Thursday is the worldwide synchronized candle-lighting. Participate by lighting a candle and sharing a picture on social media with the hashtag #RememberMeThursday.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Donate to your local shelter</h3><p class='facts-text'>Celebrate Remember Me Thursday by making a donation of money or supplies to your local animal shelter. This simple act of kindness can make a big difference for animals waiting for their forever home.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a local shelter</h3><p class='facts-text'>It's a great day to commit your time or start volunteering at an animal shelter, pound, or rescue center. Your help could directly impact the lives of animals, making them feel loved and cared for while they wait for their forever homes.</p></div></div>

Why Remember Me Thursday is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Spreads Awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Remember Me Thursday puts the spotlight on the importance of pet adoption. It helps to spread the word and raise awareness about the millions of adoptable pets who are waiting in shelters for a chance to find their forever homes. The more attention we can bring to these animals, the higher the chances they have of being adopted.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Inspires Others</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only does Remember Me Thursday raise awareness, but it also inspires people to consider adopting their own pets. Stories of successful adoptions can touch hearts and motivate others to give a rescue pet the loving home they deserve.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotes Compassion and Kindness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By promoting pet adoption, Remember Me Thursday encourages compassion, empathy, and kindness. Through volunteering, donating, and asserting the need for adoptive homes, people are given the opportunity to make a loving and caring impact directly on the lives of animals in need.</p></div></div>

5 Illuminating Facts about Remember Me Thursday

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Over 3 Million Pets Find Forever Homes Yearly Through Adoption</h3><p class='facts-content'>Many organizations and volunteers work tirelessly to help pets find their forever homes. Statistics show that over three million cats and dogs find homes through adoption every year.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Most Shelter Animals are Adult Pets</h3><p class='facts-content'>While kittens and puppies are effortlessly cute, most animals in shelters are adults. These older pets are just as loving and deserving of a forever home as younger ones.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Spaying and Neutering Helps Control Pet Overpopulation</h3><p class='facts-content'>One of the ways Remember Me Thursday advocates for animal welfare is by promoting responsible pet ownership, which includes spaying and neutering pets to control overpopulation.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Remember Me Thursday Has Reached Over 1 Billion People With its Message</h3><p class='facts-content'>Since its inception, Remember Me Thursday has reached more than one billion people worldwide through social media and other channels, spreading awareness about pet adoption.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pet Adoption Can Improve Human Health</h3><p class='facts-content'>In addition to the joy animals bring to our lives, having pets can also have positive impacts on human health. They can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and feelings of loneliness.</p></div></div>

Remember Me Thursday FAQs

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Sep 25

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Sep 23

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