Today is #RememberMeThursday, the day we light up the world for orphan pets.
It’s Thursday, September 22, 2022, so 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.
Changing just one mind can save a life.
Share this post to help others #SeeTheLight about pet adoption on #RememberMeThursday. Unite with pet-lovers around the world to shine a light on orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues for forever homes. Let’s take social media by storm for orphan pets!
As a volunteer for the Oregon Humane Society and House of Dreams Free-roam Cat Shelter, I’ve seen thousands of orphaned pets. They all have a story: their person has fallen ill and can no longer care for them; their person has died; their person has become homeless or taken an apartment that doesn’t allow pets; and so on. Though adoption is supposed to be forever, there are reasons why that doesn’t always work out. At the shelters where I volunteer, those surrendered are the lucky ones, because here in Portland Oregon, animals are cared for and stay as long as they need to find a new home. But that’s not the case everywhere. Help your local shelters become no-kill with your volunteer efforts.
Shelters need your help. Here is part of what I do.
Foster cat Shadwell was a young female from a hording situation who didn’t know how to “cat.” She liked being petted but would strike with claws bared whenever a hand got near. Her socialization improved with play and touch, and finally she was adopted by someone who could understand her moods.
Foster cat Popeye, a 2-year-old boy, came to me from OHS with a broken leg, a herniated neuter site, and URI. In spite of all that had been dealt him, he was the sweetest cat. Transferred from another shelter, he had a long road to wellness, but in the end, he was adopted quickly
Melinko is my granddaughter’s cat who came to stay with me while we figured out why he was losing hair and peeing blood. Sometimes there is no easy fix, and a month later after dealing with his flea allergy and ruling out other causes for the blood, the doctor determined he was stressed. Now that we know, his issues can be delt with head on. Melinko is back with his family.
Foster cats Mia and Frankie are a bonded pair of very large cats who have only lived with one person for their whole lives. It took a bit of time to get them happy after suddenly being taken from their only home, but now they are doing fine. You’ll be able to adopt them soon!
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Such sweeties, they thank you for helping them when they needed it the most.
Back at you and your cat family!