Light a Candle today #RemembertheRescue for pets who never had a chance to be adopted. We’ve blogged about #RememberMeThursday (the 4th Thursday in September) since its inception and the event remains close to our heart.
The global initiative, Remember Me Thursday was created by Michael Arms CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center in California. It’s a day to have a conversation about pet adoption. Tell a friend, visit a shelter. Tweet, tag, post and share the beauty and life-saving significance of pet adoption on social media using the hashtags #RememberMeThursday and #RemembertheRescue.
Did you know…
- only 30% of household pets in the U.S. come from rescue facilities
- each year 3.4 million orphan shelter pets lose their lives without finding a forever home
- last year 164 countries supported orphan pets on Remember Me Thursday
- more than 500 animal welfare agencies will hold candlelight vigils for orphan pets
This year, you could win life-saving food or funds for a non-profit of your choice just by adding your adopted pet’s photo on to the #RememberTheRescue Photo Wall. Your photo and story will help shine a light on orphan pets waiting for forever homes right now.
Go and light your own candle (it’s free) in honor of a special pet(s) and post their photo at LIGHT YOUR CANDLE
Every year at Cat Wisdom 101 we shed the light on whatever rescue work, we’re focused on. This year our focus is on black cats. Of all the cats needing homes, black cats will wait longer and be more likely to be euthanized. At no-kill shelters some cats live out their entire lives from kittenhood to senior years in a shelter. One of the stories in our upcoming book, Black Cats Tell All : True Tales and Inspiring Images is about a shelter “lifer” who has lived 12 years in shelter. It’s story of love and hope, but not even the best shelter is substitute for a loving home.
A shelter that closed down in my area has re-opened as PAWSCROSSEDNY.org and I look forward to working with some kitties there.
One black cat who needs a home is Beer. I met her recently at Koneko, the cat cafe in NYC and she’s a delight. Rescued from feral colony (and ear-tipped) in Queens, NY by Angellicle Cats Rescue who quickly realized this friendly gal was not feral. It’s a mystery how she wound up living with ferals but she’s living the good life at Koneko. The only thing better would be a real home.
I’ve featured a number of the Koneko Adorable Adoptables on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in the past week. Check out sidebar for thumbnails. And remember to keep this conversation going!