Remember Me Thursday is 9/23/2021 - Here's How You Can Participate | Lola The Rescued Cat
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Remember Me Thursday is 9/23/2021 - Here's How You Can Participate

Hello, and Happy Thursday Purrsday! Lexy and I are very excited that it's September. Can you guess why? Never mind, I'll just tell you. One of our favorite things to celebrate and participate in, Remember Me Thursday, is right around the corner and we're super excited to partner with Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) to host the fourth annual Remember Me Thursday Blog Hop. (Don't forget to scroll to the bottom to see how to join.)

We've been participating in the Remember Me Thursday movement since 2016 and hosting the Blog Hop since 2018. This day is very important to us because we want to use our voices to be advocats to save animals in shelters. You can catch up on all of our Remember Me Thursday posts here

Remember Me Thursday 2021

What is Remember Me Thursday?

Some of you may be new readers and may not be familiar with Remember Me Thursday, so let me tell you a little about it. 

Remember Me Thursday, now in its eighth year, aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world to be an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets in need of forever homes.

According to Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, “over a million beautiful, adoptable pets will lose their lives in 2021." That is just way too many lives lost! He goes on to say that “we all come from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds, but together, we can raise our voices and share one life-saving message and literally save millions of pets on this one day.”

 “My heart breaks for those beautiful people working in animal welfare who are forced to take the lives of the pets they love. I believe lighting a candle for the orphan pets will be a way for people to let the world know how much they love them, and the awareness can help in increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia.” - Mike Arms, on why he created Remember Me Thursday.

Celebrity Luminaries

Many celebrities, both two-legged and four-legged, support Remember Me Thursday every year. Some of our favorite humans are Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed, Hannah Shaw, Jackson Galaxy, Dr. Marty Becker, Diane Keaton, Eric Roberts, and Kristin Bauer. And of course, the furry luminaries are exemplary, including Cole and Marmelade, Justin Fire Survivor, Lil Bub, Monty Boy, and My Cat Kyle. 

Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed. Photo by Glass Jar Photography

It's so heartwarming to know so many famous people and animals support adoption! 

Did You Know?

  • Over 190 countries have participated in Remember Me Thursday.
  • Since its inception, Remember Me Thursday has touched over 1 billion people across the world.
  • Hundreds of thousands of individuals and more than 700 separate animal welfare organizations around the globe held candle-lighting ceremonies of their own.
  • It's proven that the more awareness that is brought to orphaned pets results in: 1. Adoptions Increasing 2. Euthanasia Decreasing and 3. Puppy Mill Sales Decreasing.

How You Can Participate in Remember Me Thursday

If you want to add your voice on this important day, participating is easy peasy. 

Blogger Kits

Every year HWAC reaches out to bloggers and social media influencers to send them their fantastic kits. The kits are full of wonderful swag that can be used in blog posts or social media posts to help shine a light on saving lives through pet adoption.

Post on Social Media

The folks at HWAC believe that hanging just one mind about pet adoption can save a life. If you want to change just one person's mind, it's easy peasy. All you have to do is post to social media to help others see the light about pet adoption on September 23, 2021. 

You can write a post for your blog, or you can post photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Or... you can do what we do and post everywhere! Don't forget to use the official hashtags: #RememberMeThursday, #SeeTheLight, #Light4Pets, #LightForPets. 

There are lots of social media tools available that you can use, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook graphics; frame overlays; and printable signs that you can get here. And don't forget to sign up for their blogger newsletter to keep up to date on all the news!

Let's show the world why pet adoption is the way to go! 

Light a Candle

Lexy and I are proud to light our candles every year to shine a light on pets who have never found their forever homes. We're so grateful for being rescued off of the streets, and we wish the same for animals everywhere. 

On September 23, light your virtual candle here, and share your photos of your candles. 

Enter the Remember Me Thursday Contest

The Remember Me Thursday contest was launched to give back to the organizations that perform the important work of saving animals. You can enter your rescued pet’s story to win pet food and money for your favorite shelter or rescue. (Make to nominate your favorite rescue or shelter so they can win.) 

It's super easy to enter! 
  1. Visit the contest page and submit your pet's photo and story. 
  2. You can also post a picture of your pet on social media using both the hashtags #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight.
The prizes, which are sponsored by Save This Life, Naturally Fresh, and Pet Plan, are fab! 

1st prize -  $5,000 monetary prize, 1,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo pet food, and 100 Kong toys
2nd prize - $2,500 monetary prize, 1,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo pet food, and 100 Kong toys
3rs prize -  $1,000 monetary prize, 1,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo pet food, and 100 Kong toys

Don't forget to visit the contest page to vote for your favorite rescued pet. The People's Choice winner will win a gift basket. 

Join the Blog Hop!

The blog hop last year was once again a success! We're so happy so many people participated to support shelter pets. This year the blog hop will open up on Thursday, September 23, 2019, at 12:01 am Eastern Time and will remain open for two weeks. 

It's easy to join! All you have to do is:
  • Grab the badge below and insert it into your post. 
  • Publish your post on or before Thursday, September 23, 2021.
  • Visit our blog and submit your post link to the blog hop list. 

Then start hopping! Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in the hop to read about how others are shining a light on orphan pets!

Lexy and I want to give a big shout-out to our friends at Three Chatty Cats who were our co-hosts in 2018. 

We hope you'll consider uniting your voice with hundreds of thousands of others on September 23. Together, we can all be a powerful force to save animals. 

We'll see you on September 23 when we'll be sharing some stories about wonderful shelter cats.


Would you like to comment?

  1. June was a rescue, we'll all in! Thank you for sponsoring this!

  2. All of my babies are rescues. Down through the years.

  3. Most of our cats have been rescued from streets or woods; we always searched for possible owners or caregivers but found none.

  4. I am planning to pawticipate this year once again. ~Ernie

  5. I've participated with them from the beginning too but this year they didn't contact us. It's such a good thing but I'm glad they no longer need our help.

  6. I didn't know 190 countries participated, that is amazing. I hope my kit arrives soon as I am participating. XO

  7. Thanks for the reminder. We try and help shelter pets all we can

  8. I'm glad you're hosting the blog hop again!

  9. We'll be participating again this year. :) Did you get your blogger kit yet? We did not receive ours, so maybe they forgot us.

  10. We can't wait! We always love participating in #RMT!

  11. Always so wonderful when you can support a shelter!

  12. We love what you do, Lola and Lexy. Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday to all of you🐾😽💞

  13. All the kitties here have been rescues. It's always helpful to bring attention to the wonderful animals in shelters who make perfect pets.


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