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Org:                      Helen Woodward Animal Center

City:                      San Diego

Where:                Petco Park

When:                  Thursday, September 21st at 6:30pm

What:                   On Thursday, September 21, Helen Woodward Animal Center will be at the San Diego Padres game to spread the word about Remember Me Thursday. Join us for a night filled with popcorn, home-runs and, of course, PUPPIES!

Our special friend, Peter Noll, of SoCal Surf Dogs fame, will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch! Plus, you can meet adoptable puppies, and pick up a Remember Me Thursday candle, at our booth at the Park in the Park.

Org:                      Helen Woodward Animal Center

City:                      San Diego

Where:                Balboa Park – 6th Avenue and El Prado

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 5:45pm to 7:00pm

What:                   Join Helen Woodward Animal Center, on Remember Me Thursday, in Balboa Park, as we remember adoptable pets and spread awareness for pet adoption!

On Remember Me Thursday, grab a blanket and join the Center at Balboa Park, at 6th Avenue and El Prado, FOR A FREE DOG-FRIENDLY AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENING candle-lighting event to honor orphan pets.

–Special Remember Me Thursday giveaways
–Free kids’ coloring and crafts
–Live music and performances
–AniMeals pet food drive
–Special guests at our dusk candle-lighting and video presentation.

We hope to see you and your family there! (and yes, dogs are welcome!)

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ARIZONA

Org:                      For the Luv of Paws Domestic Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

City:                      Kingman

Where:                Paws-itively Charming Thrift Shoppe & Pet Boutique.  204 N 4th St., downtown Kingman, AZ

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

What:                   Join us for a Remember Me Thursday® gathering and candle lighting ceremony.

Org:                      BHC Saint

City:                      Bullhead City

Where:                Java Jitters – 2245 Clearwater Dr, Bullhead City, AZ 86442

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 5:30pm to 6:15pm

What:                   Join S.A.I.N.T. on Thursday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m. as we shine a light on orphaned pets waiting in shelters and rescues during a candlight ceremony for “Remember Me Thursday” at Java Jitters in Bullhead City.

The event will feature a proclamation by Mayor Tom Brady, discussion about the importance of pet adoption and spay and neuter, a moment of silence to honor the orphaned pets still waiting for homes and the chance to share your stories and photos of the rescue animals that you have brought into your home and heart.

 

CALIFORNIA

Org:                      Animal Compassion Team

City:                      Fresno

Where:                Sofia Center – 2789 S. Orange Ave, Fresno, CA 93725

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

What:                   ACT will be hosting a candle light ceremony and remembrance in our beautiful front play yard from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. We will have an amazing acoustic performance from Tom Austin and Marie Wilson. Their talent and love for the animals shines through in this unforgettable night. Come join us at the Sofia Center at 2789 S Orange Ave Fresno CA 93725 and help us celebrate the lives saved and remember those lost. We hope you will end the night with the inspiration to join our cause and helps us continue to save even more lives.

Org:                      Living Free Animal Sanctuary

City:                      Mountain Center

Where:                Living Free Animal Sanctuary’s Memorial Park – 54250 Keen Camp Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

What:                Besides our candle lighting ceremony for the millions of animals lost, we at Living Free will also be commemorating those beloved animals we lost between September 2016 and September 2017 with a ceremony filled with flowers, candles, the ringing of the memorial gong, the hanging of wind chimes, and most importantly, love.

Org:                      Long Beach Animal Advocates & Helen Sanders Sanders CatPAWS

City:                      Seal Beach

Where:                1st St and Ocean, Seal Beach, California, on the beach next to River’s End Cafe

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

What:                This is an informal, intimate gathering. Please bring your own candle (we will have some to give out), a beach chair or beach towel, and photos to share of your rescued and adopted animals.
Free and open to the community and anyone who supports saving more animals and getting them into loving homes.  Please join us at 1st St. and Ocean Ave. in Seal Beach, CA, near River’s End Cafe.

Org:                      Sydnee’s Pet Grooming

City:                      San Diego

Where:                Bottlecraft – 437 Hwy 101 Suite 107, Solana Beach, CA 92075

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

What:                   Join Sydnee’s Pet Grooming at Bottlecraft in Solana Beach for a Yappy Hour to honor Remember Me Thursday® and raise funds for Helen Woodward Animal Center. September 28th from 3-6 your pup can get a quick scrub or quick and fresh grooming service while you enjoy a pint of beer at Bottlecraft! All proceeds from grooming plus $1 from every draft donated to Helen Woodward.

Org:                      Traci’s Paws, Inc.

City:                      San Diego

Where:                Balboa Park – 6th Ave and El Prado

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 5:45pm to 7:00pm

What:                   Join Traci’s Paws, Inc. as we support orphan pets for the 5th year. This year, we will actually join Helen Woodward Animal Center at Balboa Park. We ask everyone who wants to join us, to wear your Traci’s Paws shirts if you have one!

CONNECTICUT

Org:                      Brass City Rescue Allliance

City:                      Middlebury

Where:                Brass City Rescue Alliance – 2 Service Rd, Middlebury, CT 06762

When:                  Thursday, September 28th

What:                   We’ll have having a small candle lighting ceremony for Remember Me Thursday®.

Org:                      For the Love of Jack, Inc.

City:                      Winsted

Where:                East End Park – Winsted, CT

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm

What:                   Come join Desmond’s Army Animal Law Advocates and For the Love of Jack, Inc., an Animal Welfare Organization to light a candle in remembrance of those animals that have died this past year and to shine a light on those that are still waiting in shelters, rescues and city pounds for their forever homes.

Org:                      Wells Valley Cat Sanctuary

City:                      New Milford

Where:                Wells Valley Cat Sanctuary – 8 Wells Rd, New Milford, CT 06776

When:                  Thursday, September 28th

What:                   WVCS will be selling luminaries for $5 each at all of our adoption events or online. Purchase a luminary and decorate it in honor or remembrance of your pet(s). Your luminary will be lit and put on display during our RememberMe event.

FLORIDA

Org:                      Rapscallion to the Rescue

City:                      Williston

Where:                Williston Heritage Park Pavilion

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

What:                   Rapscallion to the Rescue will have a Remember Me Thursday event including rock painting and snacks.

Org:                      Brevard Humane Society

City:                      Cocoa

Where:                Brevard Humane Society – 1020 Cox Rd, Cocoa, FL 32926

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What:                   Join us as we globally light candles and remember those orphan animals that are waiting for a home and those who died not knowing the love of a home.

GEORGIA

Org:                      Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue

City:                      Kennesaw

Where:                Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue – 3238 Cherokee St, Kennesaw, GA 30144

When:                  Thursday, September 28th

What:                   Can we get even more people sharing the importance of pet adoption in 2017? It’s up to you to spread the word. Mostly Mutts will have a candle lighting ceremony and YOU can include a candle to commemorate a departed pet in your life by writing the name of the pet on one of our tea light candles for a one dollar ($1) donation.

ILLINOIS

Org:                      Animal Protective League

City:                      Springfield

Where:                Southwind Park – 4965 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62703

When:                  Thursday, September 21st from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

What:                   Animal-lovers, Animal Protective League and other animal welfare organizations across the globe will unite on Thursday, September 21, 2017, with pet candle-lighting ceremonies. The candles, lit on the exact same day across the world, will honor the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home and shine a light on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption.  Join us at Southwind Park for Remember Me Thursday, a candle lit dog walk on Thursday, September 21st from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  All participating dogs must be at least four months old and current on all vaccines. All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Pet Blessing will be offered at the event courtesy of Pastor Terry Link, Chaplain at Pleasant Hill Village. The blessings will take place at the Hope Picnic Shelter prior to the start of the walk which will step off at approximately 7:45pm. Your $10.00 registration fee covers food and soft drinks from County Market prior to the walk, one walker and up to 2 dogs. For the safety of everyone, no one will be permitted to walk with more than 2 dogs. If additional people will be joining you on the walk and would like a candle, additional candles may be purchased for $5.00 and are provided by True Color Florist. Sponsored by Diamond Residential Mortgage, Butler Funeral Home, Rose Lawn Pet Cemetery Springfield Park District, The Edwin Watts Southwind Park and Animal Protective League. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Smith at asmith@apl-shelter.org.

Org:                      NAWS Humane Society of Illinois

City:                      Mokena

Where:                NAWS Humane Society of Illinois – 9981 W 190th St Suite A, Mokena, IL 60448

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

What:                   Join us on Thursday evening, September 28, 2017 at 6:30pm at the NAWS Campus for a very special Remember Me Thursday event. Be a Part of the Remember Me Thursday Awareness Movement. Orphan pets should live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. Join us at the NAWS Campus, and get everyone you know on social media to talk about pet adoption on Thursday, September 28, 2017, so the world can shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues right now.

INDIANA

Org:                      Michiana Humane Society

City:                      Michigan City

Where:                Michiana Humane Society – 722 Indiana Hwy 212, Michigan City, IN 46360

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

What:                   Join us as we illuminate the night in memory of beloved pets, and shelter pets who never got to go home. This event is free, but you may dedicate a luminary to a pet’s memory for $5.

MAINE

Org:                      P.A.W.S Animal Adoption Center

City:                      Rockport

Where:                Loyal Biscuit Co. – 56 Commercial St, Rockport, ME 04856

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

What:                   Please join P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center & Pope Memorial Humane Society as we shine a light on orphan pets! The 4th Annual Remember Me Thursday candle-lighting ceremony kicks off at 6:00pm on the front lawn of Loyal Biscuit in Rockport. Friendly dogs are welcome on leash! Please ensure that any retractable leashes are locked at 6′ or shorter for the safety and comfort of everyone in attendance.

MISSOURI

Org:                      Stray Rescue of Saint Louis

City:                      St. Louis

Where:                Benton Park Pond

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What:                   Formerly abused and neglected companion animals that Stray Rescue has lost over the last year, will be laid to rest with a ceremony on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 pm. A ceremony led by Reverend Nancy McGwire, and candlelight vigil will be held as the ashes are spread from the Benton Park Pond Bridge. A champagne toast will follow.

Org:                      Halo for Animals

City:                      Sullivan

Where:                Halo for Animals

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

What:                   Will you help shine a light on the adoptable pets at the Sullivan pound? On September 28, Remember Me Thursday, we will walk dogs and have a candle-lighting ceremony to raise awareness for all orphan pets looking for homes now and honoring those that didn’t get that chance. Will you #RememberTheRescue with us?

NEVADA

Org:                      PAL Humane Society

City:                      Las Vegas

Where:                PAL Humane Society – 4175 N Rancho Dr Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89130

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

What:                   PAL is uniting with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world to participate in a Remember Me Thursday® candle-lighting ceremony. Remember Me Thursday® aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations to be an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. Join PAL at a public candle-lighting ceremony, Thursday, September 28th, 2017, and a reminder to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year.

NEW YORK

Org:                      Pets Alive

City:                      Middletown

Where:                Pets Alive – 363 Derby Rd, Middletown, NY 10940

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:30pm to 7:00pm

What:                   Candle light service in the Pets Alive Horse Memorial Garden.  We will begin the evening with the reading of The Rainbow Bridge. We will then ask attendees to join us in reading the names of those pets who never found their forever homes but lived their lives to the fullest while loved and cherished by the Pets Alive family. A special moment of silence will be observed for those animals who lost their lives to Hurricane Harvey and Irma.  Attendees will also be encouraged to remember their own pets.

NORTH CAROLINA

Org:                      Cyclebar Lake Norman

City:                      Cornelius

Where:                Cyclebar Lake Norman – 20601 Torrence Chapel Rd Unit 5-A, Cornelius, NC 28031

When:                  Thursday, September 28th at 6:00am

What:                   Join us at 6:00am on Thursday, September 28th, for a special celebration (classic) ride complete with goodies for everyone.   If you’re interested in joining please visit Cyclebar Lake Norman or email Janet at janet.bolin@cyclebarlakenorman.com.

Org:                      Friends of Eden

City:                      Eden

Where:                Friends of Eden Animal Shelter – 1050 Klyce St, Eden, NC 27288

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

What:                   Join Friends of Eden Animal Shelter for the Remember Me Thursday® Awareness Movement.  On September 28, 2017, join Friends at our Rescue Site, where we will walk, feed, light a candle and say a prayer for our beautiful dogs waiting for their forever family. Bring your friends, family, neighbors. Light a Candle. Say a Prayer. Make a Difference.

Org:                      God’s Grace Canine Rescue

City:                      Charlotte

Where:                Pet Supplies Plus – 7601 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

What:                   Join God’s Grace Canine Rescue for the Remember Me Thursday® Awareness Movement.

OHIO

Org:                      Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary

City:                      Port Clinton

Where:                Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary – 3620 E. State St, Port Clinton, OH 43452

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 9:00pm to 9:30pm

What:                   The first year we had this candle lighting ceremony at the sanctuary a MIRACLE occurred – when we were posting pictures of this event – there were globes floating all around the sanctuary and inside those globes were pictures of dog and cats faces. It was a TOTAL shock to all of us. The SECOND year out of 12 different cameras and phones – there were even MORE globes. Let’s keep this going – we are blessed that they visit.  We are hoping more floating globes show up again because it gave us all a sense of peace that WE were being watched and they chose this sanctuary to visit on this special night.  LET’S LIGHT UP THE WORLD FOR ORPHANED PETS AND THOSE WAITING AT RAINBOW BRIDGE, AND ALL WAITING TO BE SAVED.  Save the date and please join us in the front parking area of the sanctuary. FROM 9 PM to 9:30 PM.  Do not forget to bring a candle.  If you cannot make it – please light a candle at home for them.  Please let us know if you’re coming via e-mail – islandshas@aol.com.  Thank You!

TENNESSEE

Org:                      House of Mews

City:                      Memphis

Where:                The House of Mews – 933 S Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104

When:                  Thursday, September 28th at 6:00pm

What:                   Join us for a Remember Me Thursday® ceremony at The House of Mews.

TEXAS

Org:                      Cape Kitty Rescue

City:                      Coldspring

Where:                Cape Kitty Rescue – 971 Kings Way, Coldspring, TX 77331

When:                  Thursday, September 28th at 6:00pm

What:                   We are going to be holding an event this year with our feral colony. We will have a special dinner and have members of the community join us with battery operated candles. We light candles for the shelter pets that may never have the chance at a loving home, the animals that are abandoned and try to make it on their own, as well as the animals that we have loved and lost over the years.

Org:                      Hope 4 the Hounds

City:                      Nederland

Where:                Ned Heritage Pavilion – 1523 Boston Ave, Nederland, TX 77627

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 7:30pm to 8:00pm

What:                   Hope 4 The Hounds is uniting with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world to participate in a Remember Me Thursday® candle-lighting ceremony. Remember Me Thursday® aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations to be an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. Hope 4 The Hounds encourages everyone to participate in the public candle-lighting ceremony, Thursday, September 28th, 2017, and to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year. This is a dog friendly event. All dogs should be on a leash and be friendly.  Light refreshments will be provided.

VIRGINIA

Org:                      Advocates for Valley Animals

City:                      Harrisonburg

Where:                NEW Location – Rockingham County Fairgrounds between gates 4 and 5; 4808 S. Valley Pike, H’burg, VA 22801

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

What:                   Join us at Rockingham County Fairgrounds for a candle lit dog walk on Thursday, September 28th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  All participating dogs must be at least four months old and current on all vaccines. All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. The walk will start at approximately 6:30 pm. For the safety of everyone, no one will be permitted to walk with more than 2 dogs. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda See at advocatesforvalleyanimals@gmail.com. Flameless candles, glowsticks for the dogs and refreshments – for the dogs and their humans – will be provided. Join us and shine your light!

CANADA

Org:                      Abandoned Cat Rescue

City:                      Moncton

Where:                Centennial Park Rotary Lodge

When:                  Thursday, September 28th at 6:00pm

What:                   RMT Service is coming up! Have you gotten your luminary? Only $5.00 and you get a chance to win 2 TICKETS ANYWHERE WEST JET FLIES!!!! On sale at Vet Care Pet Hospital and will be available at the service where the draw will happen!!!! Please join us on September 28th at the Centennial Park Rotary Lodge at 6:00pm and enter for your chance to win while supporting your local cat rescue here in Greater Moncton!

CYPRUS

Org:                      More Special Mini Home Sanctuary and Paws Up Magazine

City:                      Nicosia

Where:                Podocatoro Bastion Dog Park – Nicosia Moat

When:                  Thursday, September 28th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

What:                   For the second year running we are proud to be representing Cyprus for the worldwide event ‘Remember Me Thursday®’ which is used to shine a light on animals in shelters all over the world who also face euthanasia. Each year events are held and candles are lit in their memory.  This year we will be holding a PICNIC at the DOG PARK in the old Nicosia Moat behind Famagusta Gate with the kind permission of the Nicosia Municipality. Bring your picnic, a torch and your dog/s and join us for an evening to remember. At 8:30pm we will be lighting candles and having an official photograph taken (last year our photo was included in the headquarters newsletter and reached thousands of people). Even if you don’t have a dog and would just like to participate you are more than welcome to join us.
Please fill out the Event Registration form on our main page (in tabs) so we have a feel of numbers attending so as to provide the candles and a drink plus a surprise for your dog/s. A small fee of €5 per person will be collected at the entrance or can be paid in advance via paypal: pawsupmag@gmail.com to cover the cost of the candle (per person to be taken home), a drink and any extra organizational costs. WHO WE ARE: We run a small home sanctuary caring for senior and disabled animals in Nicosia and to fund our vet bills/needs we created the magazine ‘Paws Up’. This event is organised by ‘Paws Up’ for ‘Remember Me Thursday®’. More details will be added to this event when available as we have lots still to plan, we hope to be able to provide your pup with a special picnic of their own.
Please Note:
1. Dogs must be kept on leash if they are reactive towards other animals or people.
2. The organizers, ‘Paws Up’ Magazine and the Nicosia Municipality are not held responsible for any accidents or incidents during this event.
3. We suggest all dogs are put onleash during the candle lighting ceremony (5 minutes) for added security. Fire extinguishers will also be available although we trust we won’t need them!
4. All attendies are responsible for picking up after their pet and picnic – we will provide large garbage bags.
For those of you not able to join us you are welcome to light a candle, photograph it with your pet and send it to us via Facebook or e-mail (pawsupmag@gmail,com) to be included in our annual album.
For more details join the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/remembermethursdaycyprus/