Light a Candle For a Pet

Be a Part of the Awareness Movement

We invite YOU to be a part of this global awareness campaign by helping us spread the message.

There are many ways to get involved with Remember Me Thursday, but the most important way is the easiest of all.  Please spread the message and make sure that your friends and family dedicate Thursday, September 25, 2014, to remembering the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives over the last year.  By uniting animal lovers across the world on one very special day, we hope to bring awareness to the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption and encourage communities to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year. 

Go Social To Help Pets!

Get Social – Spread the Word about Remember Me Thursday. Millions of shelter pets need your help!

  • Change your Facebook profile picture to the Remember Me Thursday icon all day, Thursday, September 25, 2014. You can download the icon below
Small Facebook Profile Image
Large Facebook Profile Image
  • Encourage your friends and family to do the same.
  • Spread the word about Remember Me Thursday on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels.  Don’t forget to use #LIGHTFORPETS to share your thoughts and feelings about the importance of pet adoption.

Remember Me Thursday 2014 “Save The Date” Reminder – Highlighted Facebook Post (Click to download)

Remember Me Thursday 2014 “Save The Date” Reminder – Regular Facebook Post (Click to download)
And be sure to connect with Helen Woodward Animal Center on social media, too!


Other Ways to Get Involved

1. Organize or attend 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!
  • If they don’t have the time or resources, volunteer to help them!   
    (See “How Your Organization Can Participate” for an easy step-by-step guide.)

2.  Light a virtual candle on September 25, 2014, for a pet on-line at Memorial Candle Gallery.

  • Remember to invite friends and family to do the same.


  • Always adopt.
  • Encourage your friends and family to do the same.
  • You can light a candle with the rest of the world on September 25, 2014.