Remember Me Thursday

Today is Remember Me Thursday.

More than 2 million healthy dogs and cats are still killed annually in U.S. shelters.

These dogs and cats never get the chance to go to the loving homes they deserve.

Remember Me Thursday is a day to remember those dogs and cats who were killed, and to shine a light for those who continue to wait for new families.

Our cat Beamer was adopted from a shelter. Our cat Scout and Lab mix Ace were also adopted.

My life is better with my pets in it.

Remember Me Thursday

I also love my weimaraner pup. If only every pet were as fortunate as Remy, never knowing a day without love, safety and kindness.

You can get involved by shining a light for rescued pets and sharing your pictures with hashtags: #RememberMeThursday and #RememberTheRescue

Learn more at RememberMeThursday.org

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7 thoughts on “Remember Me Thursday”

  1. Thanks for posting about this. I wasn’t aware of this day, and it breaks my heart. Our adoption story was that Baxter was pulled out of the shelter because it was over-crowded and he was on the list to be euthanized. I can’t imagine not knowing his love just because there wasn’t space for him at the shelter.

  2. I didn’t know such a day existed either. Just adopted a new dog on Tuesday from a high kill shelter. He is a two and half year old Shepherd mix.

  3. Thank you for posting about this, and thank you for not sharing that depressing video they put out. The cat rescue I volunteer with sent me a link to their website and asked me to “send them something”. I hadn’t heard of them so I started watching the video. Thirty seconds in I’m yelling “Shut it off!!!” while my husband says, “The only thing you should send them is a cease and desist letter!” Our over-sensitivities aside, I love what they’re doing and added my cat to their adopted pets page.

  4. I read earlier your post about the aggressive dog getting put down (think the post was from a few years ago) and it made me wonder why some shelters don’t look into complementary therapies. Things like reiki can do wonders with animals that have aggression and anxiety. I wrote about it at http://www.talkingtoanimals.co.uk/why-reiki-for-dogs-gets-their-tails-wagging/

    I have successfully managed to change aggressive and highly strung dogs into putty(!) by using reiki and other healing techniques. Not everyone is open to holistic healing but it’s got to be worth trying right? If it can help some dogs to be rehomed it can only be positive.

    My two lurchers came from the local shelter and I will take time out to remember all those that didn’t make it x

  5. Second hand dogs are usually the best. They seem to know and appreciate their new homes. We work with a shelter in our area that has been recognized for their efforts to find homes and we thank God on a regular basis for their ongoing success. They work with local rescues to get as many animals as possible and will not put down an adoptable animal unless they have no kennel space. Injured animals are treated through donations to their “Lucky Fund”. Fostered puppies and animals are always great adoptees as are senior dogs and cats. We just adopted an 8 year old Lab from the recent hurricane in South Texas and she is a wonderful pet. She knows how to walk on a leash, is house trained, comes when called and so far doesn’t have any bad habits. We love her.

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