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.
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.
The #RememberTheRescue Challenge is a social media photo contest where rescue pet parents tweet and post pics of their beloved adopted pets. Participants then nominate their favorite pet adoption organization or facility to win one of three awesome prizes!
Can we get even more people sharing the importance of pet adoption in 2017? Here is one of my favorite rescue stories.
When I began fostering the sick, ten-year-old stray for the Oregon Humane Society, I had no idea she was to become a treasured member of my family. As Tinkerbelle healed in my home and grew into a beautiful, healthy cat, her gentle, loving demeanor began to surface. I realized she had the special blend of calm, patience, and sweetness required of a registered Pet Partner therapy cat.
I first learned of the Pet Partners program when my parents went into assisted living, and since that time I’d been searching for a cat with the unique personality required for such a difficult calling. Tinkerbelle was the one. I adopted her and we became certified, serving for four years visiting hospice patients and residents of assisted living facilities like my parents. Tinkerbelle brought love, hope, and kitty purrs to those who needed it most.
Adopting from a shelter is the best experience ever, but if you can’t adopt, you can still volunteer or foster. It all helps special kitties like Tinkerbelle who, without the shelter, wouldn’t have been there for people who needed her.
Volunteer – Adopt – Love