Today is Remember Me Thursday!

On September 23, 2021, let’s get the entire world talking about pet adoption. Tweet, tag, post and share the beauty and life-saving significance of pet adoption on social media. Let’s honor the 1+ million orphan pets who ran out of time and help #SeeTheLight for the rescues that we can still help.

Let’s take social media by storm for orphan pets!

Unite with pet-lovers around the world on Thursday, September 23, 2021, to shine a light on orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues for forever homes.

Here is the adoption story I entered in the #remembermethursday contest this year:

A Cat Abandoned

Jaimz came to me as a foster for the Oregon Humane Society. He’d been on his own for a year after his family moved away and abandoned him. He was in poor shape, flea-bitten and hungry, but in spite of hard knocks, his sweet personality made him a favorite at the shelter hospital.

Jaimz’s doctor diagnosed him with hyperthyroidism, kidney and dental disease, but Jaimz had issues from long before. One of his front paws had been badly damaged, causing a permanent deformity. It doesn’t hurt him now, but the anguish he must have suffered makes me cry.


From the start, this little cat tugged at my heart strings.  It took time for him to stop trembling, but once he learned to trust, he blossomed into an outgoing, curious, sweet, friendly cat. He liked to sit on laps and curl up anywhere soft. In spite of his small size, his personality was huge.

I soon deemed it time he met my senior males, Tyler and Ginchan. I wondered how little Jaimz would get along but I needn’t have worried. Jaimz and Tyler became fast friends. This was the signal I was waiting for as I considered taking Jaimz into my clan.

Then the shelter vet gave me some dire news. Jaimz’s kidney functions were deteriorating. Because of his declining health, he was “not a candidate for adoption.” That meant if I didn’t adopt him…well, you can guess the rest.

The adoption went forward, and I brought home my new family member. I don’t know how long Jaimz has left, but today, he’s a vibrant, happy, curious little boy who deserves a chance to live out his life in a safe, loving home. Jaimz is a blessing and a joy. For however long he thrives, his place is with us.

You can vote on Jaimz’s story or other wonderful rescue entries here.


About Mollie Hunt

Loves cats. Writes books.
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9 Responses to #RememberMeThursday: LIGHT UP THE WORLD FOR ORPHAN PETS

  1. kittiesblue says:

    Molly, what a wonderful story. Jaimz is blessed to have you. Can you please e-mail the photo you entered so I can find Jaimz and vote for him. Check out Helen Woodward’s RememberMeThursday e-mail from today. That is our ginger tabby, Cooper Murphy, sharing his belly and message. He is our “pre-owned” cat who was abandoned in a snow storm! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  2. Awwww, so heartwarming! I’m so happy Jaimz found his way to you.

  3. Timmy Tomcat says:

    We know Jaimz will return the love tenfold and will light up the home until that day he is called home again. Thanks for giving him a chance to know love. We send Jaimz and your family our purrs and prayers.

  4. catladymac says:

    Purrayers and purrs for Jaimz – and all the other foster fails !

  5. Brian says:

    Dear sweet Jaimz has found his happy place. Thanks for being there for him when he needed you the most. Adoptions are just the best for each and every species and we hope it’s the next big thing.

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