2021 Remember Me Thursday® Events


Org:                      Helen Woodward Animal Center

City:                      Virtual Event

Where:                Virtual Event

When:                 Thursday, September 23rd at 9:00am

What:                   On Remember Me Thursday, we shine a light on the amazing rescue pets who fill our hearts and lives with joy to encourage pet adoption worldwide! Not only are pets an amazing source of comfort, healing and happiness, sometimes they’re lifesavers.

This year, an annual global campaign will have an even larger symbolic impact due to what was 2020’s new normal – the Zoom call. Culminating on Remember Me Thursday® (RMT), a worldwide pet adoption awareness campaign now in its 9th year will unite animal advocates from locations as far away as Estonia, Bulgaria, and Kazakhstan, virtually via video chat, to simultaneously light up the world for orphan pets.

We invite you to join us via Zoom on Remember Me Thursday®, September 23 at 9:00 a.m. PST to #SeeTheLight about pet adoption.

Fill out the form below to receive details on how to join us virtually on September 23 for our Global Candle Lighting at 9:00 AM PST via Zoom!

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Org:                      Helen Sanders CatPAWS

City:                      Seal Beach

Where:                Near 1st and Ocean

When:                 Thursday, September 23rd at 6:00pm

What:                   A candle lighting ceremony with readings and exchange of stories and sharing on the sand.



Org:                     Animal Protective League

City:                      Springfield

Where:               The Blue Grouch Pub, 510 West Maple South, Springfield, IL

When:                 Thursday, September 23rd at 6:00pm

What:                   Join us for a benefit concert Thursday, September 23rd as part of the global Remember Me Thursday® campaign to raise awareness of the number of animals waiting for adoption in shelters and in memory of those who never knew a loving home!

The concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Blue Grouch Pub! The concert will feature Cody Lee, For the Love of Lennon, and the Open Mic Allstars! Tickets are $5 and available at the door. A special candle lighting ceremony will take place at 8:45 p.m.

Now in its ninth year, Remember Me Thursday® aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world to be an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets in need of forever homes. In the previous six years of the campaign, 180 countries supported the movement with hundreds of thousands of individuals and more than 700 separate animal welfare organizations around the globe participating. Candles are lit around the globe on the same day to remember the millions of animals who die in shelters or on the streets without ever knowing the security and love of a permanent home. They are also lit to light the way for the millions of animals currently in shelters waiting to be adopted. You can light a virtual candle online at www.remembermethursday.org and share on Facebook, Instragram, or Twitter using #Seethelight and #Remembermethursday.



Org:                      Michiana Humane Society

City:                      Michigan City

Where:                722 Indiana Hwy 212, Michigan City, IN 46360

When:                 Thursday, September 23rd at 6:00pm

What:                   We will observe Remember Me Thursday on September 23, 2021 here at the Michiana Humane Society. You are invited to dedicate candles in memory of your pets for $5 each by filling out the information below. We will place all the luminaries in our front yard for the ceremony.

If you wish to personalize your luminary with photos or drawings, please come into the shelter to purchase the bags in advance.

If you have questions, contact us at (219) 872-4499. You may purchase your luminarias here: https://bit.ly/2YulhcZ

Remember Me Thursday is free to all. Children and leashed pets are welcome. Luminaria dedications are $5 each and may be ordered through the link below, or by coming to the shelter. They will also be available the night of the event.

On the fourth Thursday of September, people gather all over the world to remember beloved pets who have died, and shelter animals who never found loving homes. Please join us as we light luminarias dedicated to those animals and remember the love they gave us.


New York

Org:                      Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, Inc.

City:                      Elmsford

Where:               Paws Crosssed. 100 Warehouse Lane South, Elmsford NY 10523

When:                 Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What:                   Please join us on Thursday September 23rd for a very special, emotional night. Together, as a community, we will share in “Remember Me Thursday” – a day that people everywhere light a candle, at the same time, honoring the millions of pets who lost their lives without a loving home and family. It is also the day to shine a light of hope on the millions of pets that are still awaiting adoption.

We will be having a small ceremony at Paws Crossed, light snacks, and candle-lighting in our honorary garden area! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the date! #SeeTheLight



Org:                      Animal Rescue Foundation

City:                      New Braunfels, Texas

Where:               Sidewalk in front of 651 N Business IH 35 New Braunfels. Please park on Wright Ave.

When:                 Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00pm

What:                   Candle Lighting Ceremony.



Org:                    Operation Paws for Homes

City:                      Virtual Event

Where:               Virtual Event – https://fb.me/e/2sQ9XLhGe

When:                 Thursday, September 23rd

What:                   Virtual Candle Lighting Ceremony.


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