Sep 222022

You  guys! 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 in 2013 by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, Remember Me Thursday® is a day to get the entire world talking about the importance of pet adoption and inspire others to SEE THE LIGHT for pet adoption.

Remember Me Thursday

My Story

Y’know…I’m a former shelter cat. That’s right. I, along with my sister…did you know I had a sister?…ended up in the shelter when the first people that had us couldn’t keep us because their landlord didn’t allow pets. My sister, a calico, was adopted pretty quickly but I remained in the shelter for well over a month. Lemme tell you…it was lonely and scary and no fun at all. Being a black cat, I thought I might never find a home since people tend to not want black cats thinking we’re unlucky or something. I mean, how stupid is that? But I got lucky. The mom saw my picture on and went to the shelter to meet me. It was love at first sight and the rest…as they say…is history.

But there are so many wonderful animals not as lucky as I was. They sit in shelters waiting and waiting for their forever homes…and some sadly never make it out.

#RememberMeThursday graphic with Ernie

What You Can Do

So what can you do to shine a light on shelter and rescue animals and help others see the light for pet adoption?  Adopting a shelter or rescue pet would be the best. Though I know that’s not something everyone is in a position to do. But you can be a part of the Remember Me Thursday® Awareness Movement, and spread the word about the importance of pet adoption…especially for those animals that are considered less adoptable…like the older ones or the shy and fearful ones or the black ones like me.

Today, tweet, tag, post and share on social media the life-saving significance of pet adoption. Y’know…changing just one mind can save a life. Did you adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue? Share their photo and adoption story on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Their story may inspire others to see the light about the importance of pet adoption. Make sure to use the hashtags #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight. 

You can also enter the fun Remember Me Thursday® contest and win one of 3 fabulous prize packages that include cash, food and toys for your favorite shelter or rescue. All you need to do is upload your pet’s photo to the Remember Me Thursday® contest page.

#RememberMeThursday graphic

Let’s get the whole world talking about pet adoption and help others see the light about how important it is. Let’s honor the lost ones whose time ran out and bring awareness to those we can still help. Let’s make pet adoption from a shelter or rescue the FIRST option!


  20 Responses to “Inspire Others to #SeeTheLight for Pet Adoption on #RememberMeThursday”

  1. I didn’t know your backstory, Ernie! I’m glad you found your Mom.

  2. Some things were just meant to be Ernie….you had a wait a little bit to find your forever but you got a PERFECT one that’s for sure!!!

    Hugs, Teddy

  3. Ernie, this was a wonderful and inspiring post for #RememberMeThursday. Your mom knew what she was doing when she adopted you. Black cats rock! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

  4. I am so glad you got sprung…the wait was definitely worth it, cause you scored!

    Us pups are from shelters, too.

  5. We’re so glad your Mom saw you and adopted you.

  6. I am so glad you got adopted by a loving couple. XO

  7. Rescued is our favorite breed, Ernie!
    And housepanthers are the bestest too.

  8. I’m so glad you and your peeps found each other, Ernie! I’m partial to the black kitties. Almost all of our kitties were found by us in neighborhoods, forests, and on roadsides. Great post for Remember Me Thursday.

  9. I am glad you and your mom found each other, Ernie.

  10. I’m so glad you and your mom found each other, Ernie. It was meant to be!

  11. We’re really happy you were one of the lucky ones Ernie and we sure hope all the shelters are emptier soon.

  12. I’m happy you found a terrific home Ernie.

  13. We are so happy your story had such a love-filled happily ever after, Ernie.

  14. Hi Ernie!
    We didn’t know you have a sister!!
    You sure got lucky in finding your human. I tend to be drawn to the “less adoptable” cats. They are the best <3

  15. Oh, we remember you EVERY DAY, Ernikins….

  16. Of course it was love at first sight! Thank you for shining a light on pet adoption!

  17. Mee-yow Ernie mee not know you two were inn a Sheltur!
    Did you know mee was inn a Sheltur fore 2 yeerss. ‘Dopted an reeterned twice…mee thott mee wuud dye there alone inn a tiny room alone with a blankit an a few toyss an a radio…..
    Then BellaSita showed up an without any adue ;dopted mee on THE spot!!!
    4 yeerss later mee iss livin mee best life just like you deer frend!
    Wee are THE lucky oness fore sure 😉
    ***nose rubss*** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

  18. Ernie i loved hearing your adoption story! So glad you found a great forever family!

  19. This morning I drove past two puppy stores within a block of each other and thought it was a shame that these places are keeping shelter animals from getting adopted. I would never buy a pet from a breeder while so many are homeless in shelters. I know the bred animals can’t help who they are but if most people adopted from shelters the breeders would have to stop breeding.

  20. Ernie! At our house we believe that best breed of Dogs and Cats are rescues! We wish all people felt responsible for their pets and believed in Spaying and neutering. We have had an explosion of cats at the local rescue here. Keep being awesome Ernie! Purrs Marv

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