Sep 272018

Hey guys. Ernie here. Today is Remember Me Thursday®…a day to shine a light on those orphan pets in shelters and rescues who are waiting for their forever homes…and also to remember those that sadly never made it out. Started 5 years ago by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, Remember Me Thursday® is a day to get the entire world talking about the importance of pet adoption.


Y’know…I was a shelter cat. I have first-hand experience as to what it’s like being stuck in a cage day after day. Lemme tell you…it’s lonely and scary and no fun at all. Sure, it’s better than being on the streets fending for yourself, but it’s nothing like having a forever home. I was one of the lucky ones. I found my forever home. But there’re still so many wonderful animals sitting in shelters waiting for their forever homes.

Today we wanna shine the light on 3 cats from the shelter the mom volunteers with who are still waiting to find their forever homes. All 3 have issues that tend for them to be overlooked by potential adopters. It’s easy for kittens and outgoing cats to find homes. But it’s the ones that are considered “less adoptable” that have a harder time.

Tully - Wyandotte Animal Center

This blue-eyed beauty is Tully. She was found dumped in a carrier at a local business. Now how anyone could just dump a cat in a carrier is beyond me. Sheesh. Tully had a hard time adjusting to being in the shelter. The mom says at first, all she wanted to do was hide and she would hiss at anyone who came near her. But Tully has made much progress over the past couple of months and she now loves to be petted. Though she will let you know when she’s had enough. We know the right home is out there for her if someone would give her the chance.

Shiri - Wyandotte Animal Center

Meet Shiri. Found as a stray, she was brought to the shelter about 3 months ago. Like Tully, Shiri is a bit shy and tends to hide. She also has some skin issues that are thought to be caused by food allergies, but the shelter people are working on finding the right diet for her. Because of her shyness and health issues, Shiri has been overlooked by people wanting to adopt. But I bet once outta the shelter, she would blossom into a loving cat.

Lark - Wyandotte Animal Center

This is Lark. She too was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. Lark tested positive for FIV which unfortunately makes people less likely to want to adopt her. But FIV is not the serious health issue that some think. With regular health care, an FIV cat can live a normal and happy life…just like any other cat. And because FIV is only transmitted by deep bite wounds, an FIV cat usually can live with non-FIV cats safely.


So what can you do to support Remember Me Thursday® and shine a light on shelter and rescue pets? Adopting a shelter or rescue pet would be the best. But we know that’s not something everyone is in a position to do. But you can spread the word about the importance of pet adoption…especially for those animals that are considered less adoptable like Tully, Shiri and Lark. 

Today, tweet, tag, post and share on social media the life-saving significance of pet adoption. Did you adopt your pet from a shelter or rescue? Post their picture on social media. Make sure you use the hashtag #RememberMeThursday.

You can also light a virtual candle on the Remember Me Thursday® Candle Gallery page to help spread awareness of orphan pets. Let’s honor the lost ones whose time ran out and bring awareness to those we can still help.

We wanna get the entire world talking about pet adoption and shine a light on all orphan pets…like Tully, Shiri and Lark…who are in shelters and rescues right now. With all of our collective voices, we CAN make a difference for them!

If anyone is interested in giving Tully, Shiri or Lark a forever home, please let us know!


We’re pawticipating in the special Remember Me Thursday Blog Hop co-hosted by our friends at Lola the Rescued Cat, and Three Chatty Cats. Visit their blogs to see who else is hopping or to join in! 

  30 Responses to “We’re Shining a Light on Orphan Pets in Shelters and Rescues #RememberMeThursday”

  1. Great post gang! Rescue and adoption rocks, totally rocks!

  2. That sure is a fantastic post. We so hope those three find a forever home and soon. We sure all for adoption and rescue. Such a great subject. Have a great day.

  3. This is a wonderful and selfless post, Ernie! We hope those three (and all others!) find forever homes soon.

  4. A terrific post! Here’s hoping Tully, Shiri and Lark find their true furrver homes soon!

  5. Wonderful post! Tully, Shiri, and Lark are all beautiful and I hope they find their forever homes very soon.

  6. What a great post for Remember Me Thursday. I hope these three beauties won’t be overlooked any longer and will find their perfect forever homes. Thank you for hopping along with us!

  7. Ernie we are so happy you were adopted and we sure hope the kitties featured on your page are adopted soon too!

  8. Thanks you Ernie for sharing this post about Remember Me Thursday. We hope the word is spread throughout today for all those animals still in shelters. We love seeing the photos of Tully, Shiri, and Lark. They are all so beautiful. Hope they will find their furever homes soon with a loving family. Have a wonderful day.

  9. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my what beautiful kitties

    Hugs Cecilia

  10. We are so happy that you are shining a light on pet adoption today. This is so important because too many pets never get a chance to leave the shelters.

  11. Shelter pets are the best!

  12. We are shelter pets too and forever grateful our humans came to the shelter when they did and laid eyes on us.

  13. Tully, Shiri and Lark; we hope with all de best flounder friez N sea bass ewe each find yur for everz yet thiz month ~~~~ ♥♥♥ ~~~~~~~ how kewl wood THAT be !!

  14. Thank you for this great blog and for showing us the beautiful kitties waiting for their forever homes. I think the first one may be a distant cousin. I was not found in a shelter, but I might have ended up in one had I not found mama and papa by chance in their garden. I hope those beautiful kitties find home. Thank you again.

  15. What a sweet looking trio, I sure hope they find their forever homes soon. Living in a shelter is so hard and we hope that someone can see their true worth shine through. Great post Ernie.

  16. I hope these three beautiful kitties find forever homes soon. Excellent post! XO

  17. They all sound and look like such amazing kitties. Purring that they find their happily ever after very, very soon.

  18. When we adopted our cat Conrad from the shelter, he was the last cat we held (out of probably 15 or more). That’s because he was hiding at the back of a cage, barely seen. We insisted on seeing him and when we did – he snuggled right into us. I wonder how many people had overlooked him because he was hanging back? I’m just glad that we gave him that chance, he lived a great life with us for many, many years. ♥

  19. Rescue and adopt…..always! Tyebe was the only one not from a rescue or the streets.


  20. Great post! I was a feral rescue so I understand how impawtant it is to find homes. We hope these three kitties (and all the kitties, and even woofies too) will find a furever home. You are wonderful to post all this! XOXOXO

  21. What nice kitties you featured today! My schedule got all messed up and I couldn’t participate in Remember Me Thursday this year, although I did write about cat adoption today!

  22. Ernie, indeed you, as well as Wally and Zoey, are most fortunate. These three kitties at your mom’s shelter totally deserve loving forever homes. We sure hope the right people for them come soon. This is a great post.

  23. Tully, Shiri and Lark are all wonderful kitties, and we know they will blossom and thrive in forever homes. There are so many cats who need help, and we are grateful that you are such huge advocates for them. Hugs!

  24. Oh such a GREAT post and we loved meeting the highlighted kitties at the shelter…..we hope – just as we do for ANY homeless kitty – that they find a home asap. There are so many just waiting for a chance to blossom in a happy home. May they find them soon!

    Love, Teddy

  25. Such beautiful kitties! Every one of The Tribe of Five is adopted and our Female Human human says that her life is so much better with us (even when we barf on the bed and hide stuff from her). ‘Sure hope those kitties you featured get furever homes and we believe in the saying, “cats are like potato chips, you can’t have just one!”
    Purrs & Head Bonks

  26. Ernie, this is a fantastic post for Remember Me Thursday! Thank you so much for shining the light on these beautiful kitties, and for hopping with us. We appreciate your support.

  27. Lovelee post Ernie. Mee was a shelter cat fore 2 yeerss till LadyMummy came fur mee. Now mee bin here 22 dayss an mee iss furry happy. It iss good to bee home!
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

  28. Great post, Ernie!

    We hope those kitties find forever homes soon 🙂

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  29. That was an excellent post. We pray for all the kitties in shelters to get their happily ever afters, and especially the three gorgeous kitties above. We know they each would make a great companion for the right person. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  30. Great post. Ernie you look pensive in your picture. You are a great spokescat for rescue kitties and I love your friends who need a home.

    Good look kitties. I hope fortune comes knocking soon.

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