Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky (Sparky) invites the community to the candle-lighting Remember Me Thursday® ceremony, taking place at 6:30PM at Legion Park, 3047 Legion Park Drive, this Thursday, September 24th, 2015.
Remember Me Thursday® asks organizations and individuals to dedicate the fourth Thursday of September, annually, to remembering the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives over the last year without the benefit of a loving home.
Individuals are encouraged to get involved by spreading their ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼own pet adoption stories on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels using #LIGHTFORPETS; changing their profile pictures to the Remember Me Thursday icon; organizing and/or attending a candle-lighting ceremony at their local shelter; lighting a virtual candle on-line at www.remembermethursday.org; and most importantly by always adopting and encouraging friends and family to do the same.
This is the 3rd annual Remember Me Thursday®. The global awareness campaign held its inaugural event on Thursday, September 26th, 2013. Last year, the event illuminated 138 countries with individuals uniting to support the movement by holding candle-lighting ceremonies of their own, visiting the Remember Me Thursday website and spreading the message through social media. The enormous swell of support resulted in the topic trending on both Facebook and Twitter, garnering more than 200 million social media impressions.
Sparky will have guest speakers from the local area, Owensboro High School a Capella Choir will perform, adoption information, and much more. We will also have t-shirts for sale and Cold Stone Creamery will be offering ice cream for sale. Candles will provided until supplies run out.
“Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities and animal welfare organizations. The rest come from pet stores, puppy mills and breeders,” said John Austin. “The team here at Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky sees so many wonderful pets that are simply abandoned because their owners had to move or didn’t understand the time and care that a pet requires. These pets can be purebred, well-behaved, loving animals but they don’t get a second chance because there is so little awareness of the types of animals available at local rescue facilities.”
For more information about Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky, please log on to www.sparkyrescue.com or call 270-684-4787.
For information on the Remember Me Thursday candle-lighting event email John Austin at [email protected].