by Amanda Just
Categories: Animals, Causes, Events
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Sweetheart to animals, Kristen Bell, wants the Twittersphere to help find homes for shelter pets. Bell tweeted:

“Only 30% of pets in US homes come from shelters. Be a #LightForPets on
9/26 & bring awareness at  shelter
pets rule!”

Remember Me Thursday is a pet adoption awareness campaign happening on Thursday, September 26th. The campaign encourages users of social media to spread awareness of adoptable pets in shelters by tweeting the cause, changing their Facebook profile picture, and using the hashtag #LIGHTFORPETS. They even compiled a slew of informative Twitter posts you may use to further the cause. RMT also has information on how to organize your own candlelight vigil in honor of all the pets who didn’t make it. And of course, the organizers encourage you to adopt!

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Bell isn’t the only celebrity remembering shelter pets on September 26th. Other stars taking action include comedian and actress, Margaret Cho; cat behaviorist, Jackson GalaxyKristin Chenoweth from “Wicked”; MUTTS cartoonist Patrick McDonnell; the Ian Somerhalder Foundation; and even meme sensation, Grumpy Cat, among others.

Remember Me Thursday is organized by Mike Arms, President and CEO of the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

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About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg,, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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