#RememberMeThursday 2021 is here. Today is the day we share for the disabled pets, the sick and the senior who need us now more than ever. Today we hold in our hearts the abandoned pets that died in shelters and hope that we can help people #SeeTheLight about shelter adoptions.
There is one huge, important reason.
To get the world talking and taking action about Shelter Adoption.
How Do We Get People Talking About Shelter Pets?
First, let’s look at some of the positives talking about shelter pets brings in this important week.
The free publicity from Remember Me Thursday social media shares for cats is huge.
If you share a cat you can help save a life. This free publicity is important and valuable – it helps get cats out of shelters – do something free, share a cat on Twitter!
Some of the animal celebrities who will be helping pet bloggers share really matter too. Celebrity endorsement from cats we love and respect gets this event a lot of publicity. After all, when Cole and Marmalade speak, a lot of people listen. Sunglass Cat, Smush and Nala are all putting their considerable social media efforts behind shelter cats.
How To Help Shelter Pets Yourself
- This week, not just on Thursday itself, share pictures of shelter pets who need adoption. On Twitter or Facebook look for a local rescue.
- #SeeTheLight – Use the Hashtag
- #RememberMeThursday – Use the Hashtag
- Share the shelter pets you are proud you rescued, or pledged and helped save from certain euthanasia.
- Spotlight breed specific rescues you know for cats, reptiles, rabbits, mice, dogs – whatever.
- If in doubt check with the Remember Me Thursday site.
- OR Check our colleague Lola the Rescued Cats blog.
Using these hashtags and proudly showing your shelter pet – you draw attention to the love waiting behind shelter doors.
Using the hashtags #SeeTheLight and #RememberMeThursday and post photographs of your own rescue pets. Post several through the day, or schedule if you can.
How We All Light Up The Online World on Thursday 23rd of September 2021
- Tweet about your favourite rescue pet.
- Shout on Facebook about your special breed rescue
- Treat Tumblr to pictures of your rescue pet
- Be a proud pet parent and show your own video of your pet enjoying life – so it inspires others to adopt a rescue pet. No perfection required. Just a lot of your love.
- Always use the hashtags #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight with every post.
All of the Dash Kitten Crew are rescue cats and we support the rescue work done by Rachels Rescues NZ (FB). Our foster Sam was a neglected pet and will, once he is healthy, be looking for a home. New Zealand may not have kill shelters but it does have animal abuse to fight against.
We are doing our best to stop the millions of abandoned pets dumped every year by educating children and adults alike to be compassionate to animals, embrace TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) and adopt responsibly.
Yes, this can mean from a breeder but a REPUTABLE one or from a breed specific rescue. Some people buy a gorgeous Persian, or a vocal Siamese and can’t cope, so beed specific rescues can provide you with a pedigree cat!