What Are You doing September 22? Light a Candle for Remember Me Thursday to Support Pet Adoption

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On Thursday, September 22, the Helen Woodward Animal Center in conjunction with animal organizations around the world will celebrate the 4th Annual Remember Me Thursday®. The focus for this special event is centered on bringing attention to the millions of homeless animals that are waiting for forever homes and reminding people to ADOPT DON’T SHOP.

This year’s celebrity spokesperson is CBS’ NCIS star, Pauley Perrette, who is being joined by others who believe in this very important cause.

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In the official press release Perrette shared, “It is so important that we give homeless animals loving forever homes. We save them, but they end up saving us. The greatest joys I’ve experienced in my life have been from my rescued pets. As Official Spokesperson of the Remember Me Thursday® campaign I have the opportunity to give a voice to these beautiful creatures.”

Others supporting this effort include:

Notable Film, TV and Stage Personalities: Alan Cumming, Adam Gaynor, Andie MacDowell, Ashley Bell, Bellamy Young, Beth Stern, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Carrie Ann Inaba (2015 Official Spokesperson), Christian Siriano, Coco Austin, Courtney Lopez, Diane Keaton, Elaine Hendrix, Emmy Perry, Eric Roberts, Holly Madison, Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed, J.R. Martinez, Katherine Heigl (2014 Official Spokesperson), Kathy Najimy, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Kristin Chenoweth, Lou Wegner, Mark Steines, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Wil Wheaton, Wynonna Judd, and Zach Ward.

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Katherine Heigl Photo by Cheyenne Ellis

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Professional Athletes: Anze Kopitar (LA Kings), Bryan Bickell (Chicago Blackhawks), David Backes (Boston Bruins), Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay Rays), Jeff Carter (LA Kings), Joey Logano (NASCAR), Kevin Kiermaier (Tampa Bay Rays), Liam Hendriks (Oakland A’s), Mark Buehrle, Ryan Newman (NASCAR).

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Liam Hendriks

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Animal Specialty Celebrities: Jackson Galaxy, Dr. Marty Becker, Tamar Geller, and  Victoria Stilwell.

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Photo by Lori Fusaro, BFAS

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Animal Celebrites: Alien Cat Matilda, Choupette Lagerfeld, Cole and Marmalade, Justin Fire Survivor, Lil BUB, Norbert, Paddington, Pumpkin the Raccoon, Sauerkraut Kitty,Tuna, Vito Vincent, Wolfgang2242, and Worried Cat.

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Paddington, photo by Annie Paddington

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Grassroots celebrations are being held nationwide and everyone is encouraged to stand up and take part on behalf of these animals in need of loving homes.  For more information on how you can take part in the 2016 Remember Me Thursday® campaign, either as an individual or with organized events, please visit the Remember Me Thursday website of search Remember Me Thursday on Facebook for celebrations near you.  Be sure to tweet, tag, post and share the beauty and life-saving significance of pet adoption using the hashtags #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday.

NEW THIS YEAR:  Animal-lovers can win life-saving funds, toys and food for adoptable pets looking for forever families at their favorite non-profit, pet adoption organization. To enter the Remember Me Thursday Social Media Contest, simply upload your rescue pet’s photo and story to the #RememberTheRescue Photo Wall for a chance to win!* (*Restrictions apply.  Final selection remains at the sole discretion of Helen Woodward Animal Center).

Download the official Remember Me Thursday song on iTunes.

https://youtu.be/KRKbGJxBvKk

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