September 26, 2013

Remember Me Thursday

Kitties, today is Remember Me Thursday.  It's in honor of all of the animals in shelters who never got their forever home.  Please take some time (I know you will...I am meowing to the choir here) to remember these innocents who were, by and large, only there in the shelters because humans did not do their duty and spay and neuter their pets. What happens as a consequence is a tragedy and so un-necessary.


Remember Me Thursday is a Pet Adoption Awareness Campaign via the Helen Woodward Animal Center.  


Oh please, continue to adopt your new companion and please encourage other pet owners to spay and neuter their pets and help prevent needless suffering, cruelty and unkindness to these innocent beings who are supposed to be under our stewardship.  

Please light a candle to their memory and to responsible stewardship and caring.


32 comments:

Marg said...

This is all such a good idea to light the candles for all those poor animals that had to go to the bridge because there wasn't an available home for them. And Yes, getting out the word for spaying and neutering needs to be gotten out to the public. We need to figure out a way to get this message out to other people besides pet people.

Katie Isabella said...

AMEN, Marg!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We've already been and lit a candle for them.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

A wonderful idea. Thank you Katie for the reminder.

ANGEL ABBY said...

We did go and light a candle in remembrance. We wish more people (and it's not our community) would partake in spay/neuter. WE CB'ers know the value and the importance of spay/neuter. So many lives would be saved. So many. And we do hope that everyone adopts those animals from a shelter or rescue group.

Tamago said...

This is a great day to remember and raise awareness. I do hope people understand the importance of spay and neuter. I will light the candle tonight xoxoxo

Nerissa said...

We must remember, always.

Purrs,
Nissy

Angel Keisha said...

I wish for homes for all.

Austin Towers said...

Well done Katie! I am sharing this all over the place as my human is too darn lazy to blog about it for me!!!!!

Madi and Mom said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL POST KATIE....THE ONE WHO CAME BEFORE ME WAS A SHELTER CAT...AND HE WAS A PURRFECT KITTY TOO.
I THANK HIM EVERYDAY FOR PAVING A PATH OF GOLD TO MY PEEPS HEARTS FOR ME
HUGS MADI

Random Felines said...

well done Katie....

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Of course I remember today, Katie! I remember every day.

SailorEdgar said...

I lit a candle. Ron & I will never forget that our dear Gracie was almost at the end of her allowed time at the shelter when we adopted her (we learned that after we adopted her).

Kjelle Bus said...

I have lit a candle today and my mom tells everone that needs to be told to spay and neuter there cat´s.
XOXO

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We remember as well, and hope the message is heard loud & clear!

Pattyskypants said...

We wish we could save all of them! xxoo

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We lit a candle in honor of cats like our Ashton who aren't "perfect" and are euthanized without even getting the chance to find forever homes. We hope that getting the word out about spaying and neutering will eventually help with population control so that shelters won't have to make such hasty decisions about beautiful little lives.

Brian said...

We will remember and fight for them every single day.

Vivian said...

I hate fur babies being in places like that. :(

The Island Cats said...

I was a shelter cat. I was one of the lucky ones...I found a furever home. We purr for all those shelter cats who weren't as lucky as me.

Ernie

Jenn said...

Great post, Katie! All furbabies deserve a forever home.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We will say a purrayer for those sweet kitties and woofies who are gone too soon. XOXOXO

So glad your Mommy is feeling better, Katie. You were an excellent Nursie. The Admiral will be proud of you. Yes, i will bring your Hams over later.

Anonymous said...

I never forget them, Katie. I used to work at a shelter, and work with one now (donations, bottle feeding, networking). Everyone stays with me. Hugs.

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

I hope many pets were adopted and more will be!
Purrs

Rita said...

Absolutely!! :)

Anonymous said...

We lit our candles and listened to mom tell us about homeless kitties. We hope there were lots of adoptions yesterday around the globe and that a bit of light shined down on those homeless sweethearts. Purrs...

BostonBoy said...

You got it Katie! It IS quite heartbreaking. Fortunately all the pets in my family and friends circle live like Queens and Kings.

Cathy Keisha said...

I lit my candle for sure. I lit it for the little kitten TW and Pop found in the island off 495. They thought maybe someone put it out of their car so they wouldn't have to find it a home. TW brought it some food and We hope the woman we called who TNR and feeds ferals around there found he/her and got it fixed up. The kitty was in rough shape.

meowmeowmans said...

We will always remember, Katie. It makes us so sad to think of all the poor babies not lucky enough to find forever homes. We're all former shelter cats here, who were fortunate enough to be adopted.

Thank you for sharing this important message, sweet girl.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hello my sweet darling, I hope your mommy is feeling better and better every day! She really had the Bad Bug this time! I think you'll still need to purr on her for awhile XOXOXO

SailorEdgar said...

I just read the later comments to the previous blog post, and I missed your Mom's birthday! I am sorry all to pieces, and hope she had a nice birthday even though she is sick!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Just stopping by to wish you AND your Mommy a good sleep. This might be a night for Donkey AND Lion both. XOXOXOXO