REMEMBER ME THURSDAY: Shine a light on orphan pets waiting for forever homes

On September 27, 2018, the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption, and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues. In 2017, people using #RememberMeThursday reached nearly 330 million people on social media.

Can we get even more people sharing the importance of pet adoption in 2018? It’s up to you to spread the word. #RememberMeThursday

“Shine a light on orphan pets waiting for forever homes.”

In line for euthanasia.

Can we replace those words with:

Forever home.
Best friend.

Blaze’s Story

This year I adopted Blaze from the Oregon Humane Society. Initially he came to me as a foster with a badly broken leg. For 3 months, I cleaned the pins that set the bones, washed where he dribbled his food because of the cone he had to wear to keep him from messing with the leg, and sat for hours with him purring on my lap because he wasn’t allowed to jump, run, or play. He especially enjoyed watching Dr. Who on my phone with me. We fell in love with each other, and when he was well, I couldn’t let him go. He fit seamlessly into our family with our 2 other cats, Tyler and Little.

My home was missing him before he came.

I just didn’t know it.

Read more about Blaze and my Foster Success here.

I am so privileged to live in a community that embraces the practice of saving all homeless pets, where none are euthanized for lack of space, where a brilliant program of low-cost (and free) spay & neuter has reduced the unwanted pet population to where our shelters can take animals from shelters in other, less fortunate areas. It’s all because of the ASAP.

“ASAP stands for the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland, greater metro area. This acronym was chosen because the mission of ASAP is, indeed, one of urgency.
ASAP Vision: We envision a community that values, protects and cares for animals and provides a safety net for homeless and at-risk cats and dogs.
ASAP Mission: Working together, we develop and sustain metro-wide programs and services that reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs, and save the lives of all shelter pets that can be humanely and responsibly rehomed.”

And it’s working. Between the six ASAP shelters, over 12,000 cats and 9,000 dogs were adopted into loving families in 2016 alone. These include seniors and special needs animals as well as the more popular kittens and puppies.

Volunteer – Adopt – Love

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.




About Mollie Hunt

Loves cats. Writes books.
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8 Responses to REMEMBER ME THURSDAY: Shine a light on orphan pets waiting for forever homes

  1. loved your post and thank you for rescuing Blaze!! Wish I could give you a hug! So proud to have joined Remember Me Thursday for over 3 years in helping them to get the word out!

  2. Blaze is one handsome and lucky fellow! The Tribe of Five is lucky too as we were all adopted. We love humans who work to find furever homes for pets. Our shelter started a “Home to Home” program that helps find furever homes for pets before they are taken to the shelter. Shelters are important but having the opportunity to find a furever home without having to live on the other side of the glass is a blessing for pets.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto & The Tribe of Five at Feline Opines

  3. Chirpy Cats says:

    How handsome is Blaze! And lucky for the animals in your neck of the woods to live in a community that cares for their homeless pets. I love your replacement words too!

  4. ASAP sounds awesome! Thank you for sharing about it and also for helping to heal and then adopt Blaze! I like that you call him a foster success. Thanks for joining our blog hop!

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