Remember Me Thursday with Helen Woodward Animal Center

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Throughout the world, animal lovers, rescue facilities, celebrities, and animal-loving businesses are uniting on Thursday, September 26th to be an integrated voice for homeless pets.

On Remember Me Thursday there will be several social media posts, candle-lighting ceremonies, and even Remember Me Thursday flags flown in places of prominence far and wide, all focused on bringing attention to the plight of shelter animals and with a goal of ending unnecessary euthanasia.

Moved by the staggering statistic of the 2.7 million homeless pets who lose their lives each year in the U.S., Helen Woodward Animal Center President and CEO Mike Arms put out a call to rescue organizations in an attempt to create a global awareness campaign in 2013.

Now in its seventh year, Remember Me Thursday has been supported by 180 countries with hundreds of thousands of individuals and more than 700 separate animal welfare organizations around the globe holding candle-lighting ceremonies of their own, spreading the message on social media, or lighting a virtual candle, according to Helen Woodward Animal Center.

The free dog-friendly event features live music, kid’s coloring and crafts, pet-focused vendors, free food, giveaways from Blue Buffalo and Naturally Fresh Cat Litter, Free Remember Me Thursday® T-shirts with a donation of dog or cat food (10 lb. bag or 6 cans) and much more.

Official Helen Woodward Animal Center Remember Me Thursday free public candle-lighting event is on September 26 at Balboa Park on 6th Avenue, between El Prado and Juniper; near Nate’s Point Dog Park from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m.


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