Light a Candle For a Pet

Be a Part of the Awareness Movement

Remember Me Thursday® is a day to remember the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives before they found a family by lighting a virtual candle or attending a Remember Me Thursday candle ceremony. By lighting a candle on Thursday, September 24, 2015, we are honoring those lost pets and bringing awareness to the pets in need of forever homes.

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Use Social Media to Help Pets

Millions of shelter pets need YOUR help! Change your social media profile pictures to the Remember Me Thursday® icon on September 24, 2015. (Click to download)

  • Use #LIGHTFORPETS to share your thoughts and feelings about the importance of pet adoption and encourage others to spread the word about Remember Me Thursday.
  • Share Remember Me Thursday images! (click to download)


More Ways to Help Pets on Remember Me Thursday

  1. Organize a local pet candle-lighting ceremony
  • Check with your local rescue facility to see if they will be participating.
  • If they don’t know about the campaign, tell them about it or volunteer to help them!   
    (See our “Event Planning Guide” for an easy step-by-step guide and free downloads.)
  1. Attend a candle-lighting ceremony in your area
  1. Light a virtual candle to honor adoptable pets on Remember Me Thursday®, September 24, 2015.
  • Always adopt your pets! Be sure to get pets spayed and neutered!
  • Encourage your friends and family to do the same.