Thursday, September 27, 2018

#RememberMeThursday: Writing to Save Lives. Plus, Let's Meet A Few Beautiful Adoptables...




Why do I blog? 

That is a question many writers and bloggers are asked. For
me, I write to help educate others on the breed of the Siberian Husky, to bring awareness to dogs with Canine Epilepsy, to encourage adopting a Siberian Husky or Siberian Husky/mix from a shelter or rescue, and to share the pure enjoyment of having a dog (or five in my case) as part of the family! I write...to save lives...of Huskies in shelters who are passed by because of misinformation on the breed, have epilepsy or a seizure disorder, or are of senior age. By the power of the mighty pen, we can share important and accurate information so folks interested in adding a new furry best friend to their family can obtain the information they need in order to adopt and give the dog the best and proper care they can with all the resources needed at their fingertips.

What is the #RememberMeThursday® Awareness Movement All About?

According to RememberMeThursday.org, which falls this year on Thursday September 27th, "is a global awareness campaign uniting individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world as an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them." And, on this date, "the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption, and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues. In 2017, people using #RememberMeThursday reached nearly 330 million people on social media." So far, there are 180 countries participating in #RememberMeThursday and supporting adoption of orphan pets! Together, we can reach even more people!

#RememberMeThursday was created by Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center. He also created the International Pet Adoptathon and the Home 4 The Holidays program which, according to RememberMeThursday.org is " in partnership with international animal organizations, has placed over 13 million pets in homes since 1999."

And why did Arms create #RememberMeThursday? “My heart breaks for those beautiful people working in animal welfare who are forced to take the lives of the pets they love," he states. "I believe lighting a candle for the orphan pets will be a way for people to let the world know how much they love them, and the awareness can help in increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia.”

According to 2013 figures from the Humane Society of the United States, “Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities.” And, a much sadder statistic is, “Of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters each year, approximately 2.4 million (80%) are healthy and treatable and could have been adopted into new homes.”

Staggerings percentages! If we can all participate and share #RememberMeThursday on social media, maybe we can double the 330 million people we reach so we can save that many more pet lives.


“Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities. Of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters each year, approximately 2.4 million (80%) are healthy and treatable and could have been adopted into new homes.”

~Humane Society of the United States



Speaking on the Siberian Husky breed, the number of these beautiful dogs that are being left homeless and either abandoned or dropped off at already full shelters and rescues, is at epidemic proportions. When people see these beautiful dogs with their stunning eyes on a TV show or in a movie or television ad, they want one. Without researching the breed, these dogs that have specific needs and unique traits, prove to be too much for those who did not do their homework and research the breed. So when these very active dogs (who were bred to run) are left cooped up all day without exercise, they can become destructive out of boredom and suddenly and sadly find themselves behind bars at a shelter or rescue...and that's if they are lucky. We emphasize to anyone interested in this breed of dog--and they are amazing, intelligent, wonderful dogs (I had five, now four as we lost my beloved Gibson to cancer in 2015)--to please contact a rescue or reputable Siberian Husky aficionado to get all the facts on the breed so they can determine if this dog fits their lifestyle so that when they bring one home, it will be a loving, forever home.



 To locate a Husky rescue near you (both national and inter-national listings and transport infor-mation), check out my listings over on my full FiveSibes website HERE.



"I believe lighting a candle for the orphan pets will be a way for people to let the world know how much they love them, and the awareness can help in increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia.” ~Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center and Creator of #RememberMeThursday







Send in a photo of your rescued pet and you could win one of three fabulous pet food and toys package for your favorite pet rescue! How? Simply 
snap your pic, share it on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #RememberMeThursday and tag @hwac to help spread the word about pet adoption, and you could win some great food and prizes for shelter pets!



Earlier this month, I penned an article  in my monthly blog post over at 4Knines titled, "Bringing Awareness to Shelter Pets Across the Globe On Remember Me Thursday®" I hope you'll also read! The more articles we write and share, the more we can shine a light on pet adoption and find forever loving homes for so many pets in need. Wouldn't it be such a wonderful dream to wake up one day and there is not one animal left in a shelter because they all have homes?




In honor of #RememberMeThursday, here are some beautiful adoptable Siberian Huskies and their cousins, the Alaskan Malamutes, seeking loving forever homes to call their own...could it be your home?!



"Mocha"
17-month-old Male Wooly Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida, Inc.
Update: Mocha Has Been Adopted!!!

For more info, visit Husky Mom at Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida Facebook page HERE
(Must be a resident of Florida to adopt Mocha). 
Adoption Application: 





"Sampson"
3.5-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky/Mix
Husky House, New Jersey

For more info on Sampson, visit HERE.
Adoption Application: 



"Misty May"
13.5-Year-Old Female Siberian Husky
(in Iowa)
Taysia Blue Rescue, Nebraska

For more info on Misty May, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Skylar"
12-Year-and 7-Month-Old Male Siberian Husky
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue, Pennsylvania

For more info on Skylar, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Valerie"
7-Year-Old Female Siberian Husky
Forever Husky, Illinois

For more info on Valerie, visit HERE.
Adoption Application: 



"Frosty"
2.5-Year-Old Female Siberian Husky
Tundra Spirits, NY

For more info on Frosty, visit HERE.
Adoption Application: 
Email adoption@tundraspirits.com



"Arnold" & "Titan"
4 Years Old Male & 1-Year-Old Male Siberian Huskies
Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue, 
New Jersey

For more info on these boys, visit NESHR Facebook page HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Blue"
6-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky
MUSH Siberian Husky Rescue of Atlanta, Georgia

For more info on Blue, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Ryka"
2.5-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky
Alabama Siberian Husky Rescue

For more info on Ryka, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:




"Bob Barker"
2-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky
Free Spirit Siberian Husky Rescue, Illinois

For more info on Bob Barker, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:




"Beth"
1-Year-Old Female Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute Mix
Alley's Rescued Angels, California

For more info on Beth, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:






"Mac"

13-Week-Old Siberian Husky/Mix Puppy

PA Caring for K-9's via Rescue Me!


For more info on Sam, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Tex"
2-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky
Texas Husky Rescue

For more info on Tex, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:




"Dexter"
Young Male Siberian Husky
Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue
Update: Dexter Has Been Adopted!!!
For more info on Dexter, visit HERE.
Visit NLSDR on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NLSDR
Adoption Application: 
Email adoptasleddog@aol.com


"Hannah"
Adult Female Alaskan Malamute
Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League

Fore more info on Hannah, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:

For a full list of national and international animal rescues, 
visit Rescue Me.




Let's all "light up the world for orphaned pets" on 

#RememberMeThursday!





We are participating in the #RememberMeThursday Blog Hop hosted by Lola the Rescued Cat and Three Chatty Cats! Please be sure to hop over and visit the other blogs talking about #RememberMeThursday and pet adoption, too! And don't forget to share our posts on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #RememberMeThursday and tag @hwac!







31 comments:

  1. This is such a great blog hop! Thanks for all the info. If I can, I'll join the hop tonight.

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    1. It really is a great hop for such an important cause! The more hoppers the merrier and the more we can all get the word out! Looking forward to your post!

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  2. Oh my goodness! These adoptable dogs are all so gorgeous. I am praying that they will find loving homes. ♥ Thank you for all you do to shine the light on adoptable pets and canine epilepsy. You ROCK!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much M.K.! <3 I certainly am in good company of fellow pet-caring folks who rock! The good news is, two of these beauties have found their forever families! Paws crossed, the others will, too!

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  3. It's hard for us to believe these beautiful dogs ever end up in a shelter. Our Female Human once had a Husky in her life and she said he was the BEST canine she ever met.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto & The Tribe of Five

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    1. I so agree with your human! :-) Huskies are so amazing! It is so hard to believe, isn't it? The good news is, two of these beauties now have forever homes! Yay! Hopefully, the others will, too, and the many others in the rescues and shelters.

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  4. Thank you so much for being a voice for adopting these beautiful dogs. And thanks for hopping along with us. We appreciate your support.

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    1. It is my pleasure to be their voice, I only hope and wish that one day there will be no more need for it as there will be mo more homeless pets. Thanks so much for hosting the Blog Hop and for being such a great advocate for #RescueMeThursday!

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  5. Aw a couple of those cuties you shared are in my area! Unfortunately I'm at my limit with 2 dogs currently. I keep going back and forth with whether or not I want to add a 3rd after we move or not. 2 seems like such a good number, but it's hard not to want more too. I imagine 5 must be a real handful!

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    1. Believe it or not, after our two original ones, then the three puppies we added at once, it has been a little wild at times, but they all learned together and do everything together, including going potty and eating! It has been such an amazing and special journey with five! <3

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  6. Wonderful post Dorothy! The most heartbreaking thing when I volunteered at the county shelter in Phoenix was knowing that not every dog or cat would find a home. Some would be lucky enough to be adopted by a rescue organization but many ran out of time. Will we ever become a No Kill nation? I pray that we will. I'm so sad about Huskies that are surrendered due to their unique traits. Icy was always super high energy, doggie daycamp helped tremendously but it isn't cheap. They need owners who can give them the opportunity to burn tons of energy and can deal with the shedding! Sharing.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Thank you so much, Cathy! <3 I pray one day that the epidemic of homeless pets will no longer be and all will having loving forever homes. Until then, it is wonderful to be in such amazing company of people who advocate for, and help educate others, on the Husky breed and all shelter pets!

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  7. Great post as always, thanks for the blog hop

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! Lola and Three Chatty Cats are the hosts, and I'm so happy to be part of this movement!

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  8. So many beautiful huskies, I'll share many of them to Pinterest.

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    1. Thank you very much, Beth! That is greatly appreciated!

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  9. Thank you for sharing. I have to write this down somewhere so I can remember and find the time to help out.

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  10. Here's hoping all those featured pets find their fur-ever homes!

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  11. What a great post to call attention to RemembermeThursday! I'm shocked to learn that only 30% of American pet owners have their pet as a result of going to a rescue. I thought that number would be so much higher. Will be sharing this for sure!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kamira! I was very surprised by that percentage, too. I also thought it would have been higher. I appreciate your sharing!

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  12. What a beautiful compilation of Huskies waiting for their forever home. I shared Skylar Blue since he's an older dog with fewer details about his life's story. Such a sweet boy! And Tails of the Tundra has some cleverly worded links at the bottom of their page detailing Siberian Husky personality traits. I completely agree with you that people need to research dog breeds to ensure that their chosen dog will fit with their life, now and years from now. If people did just a little more research and assessed their own ability to provide what that desired breed needs with a little more frankness, I think we'd see fewer dogs being surrendered. Great post to help up the education level!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words and sharing Skyar Blue! I so agree about more research could lead to less surrendered dogs. One day...one day...

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  13. So many huskies wanting a home! I will share for you and hope they get one.

    30% is a wholly lamentable state of affairs. it is criminal. Shelter pets count but some people are totally stupid snobs about where their pets' come from. GRRRR

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    1. I so appreciate your sharing them! And sadly, these are just a few Huskies. There are so many more in many more rescues waiting for their forever families. I always emphasize that there is nothing wrong with shelter pets other than needing a loving home!

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  14. It is so important to research breeds before adopting, including cats. Many people love the intelligence and beauty of herding and running breeds, but then complain about the destruction they cause because they don't get enough exercise. Thank you for sharing so much about the Huskies.

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    1. You are very welcome. I hope more folks will become more active in researching not only this breed, but all, to be sure they are the right one for their family so they will be a forever member of the family.

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  15. What a great Remember Me Thursday post. Growing up, I always wanted a Husky. But realistically as an adult, we don't have the space for the beautiful breed (we have a smaller, senior dog now). Thank you for hopping along with us!

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    1. Thank you very much! My daughter always wanted one as a child, and we finally had one become part of family when we knew she would properly handle the responsibliity and that the puppy would get along with our senior rescue dog...and then, as they say, the rest was history! We fell head over heels with the breed and added four more! I want to thank you for hosting this important Blog Hop!

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  16. Thank you for sharing. I have to write this down somewhere so I can remember and find the time to help out.
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