On September 28th, we join the global community in celebrating Remember Me Thursday, a day dedicated to the cause of adoption. Since early 2015, Silicon Valley Pet Project has rescued over 1,770 dogs and cats from local animal shelters, provided them with medical care and support and found them forever homes. We are deeply committed to this day and its significance to our mission.
The Power of Adoption
At SVPP, we witness the remarkable transformation that occurs when previously sick and homeless pets find their forever families. Adoption is not only about welcoming a pet into your life; it's about providing a second chance, a loving family, and a future filled with happiness. Remember Me Thursday reminds us of the profound impact that adoption has on the lives of animals and the joy it brings to their human companions.
Shining a Light on the Unseen
While we have had the privilege of saving the lives of 1,770 dogs and cats, there are countless more awaiting a second chance. Our local news is full of articles about the struggles of pets in shelters in Silicon Valley. Remember Me Thursday shines a light on this harsh reality. It urges us to remember those still waiting in shelters, often overlooked simply because they haven't had the opportunity to capture hearts. SVPP’s Shelter Dog Day Out program has allowed large breed dogs who are languishing at the San Jose Animal Care Center, an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors on hikes with experienced volunteers committed to giving them the opportunity to shine. These dogs greatly deserve to be adopted by loving families who understand how wonderful they are.
The Role of Community
Our organization thrives because of the unwavering support and dedication of our community. Remember Me Thursday is not just an event for animal welfare organizations; it's a day for everyone who believes in the power of adoption. We invite our community to join us in celebrating this day and making a meaningful difference by sharing with friends and family about the importance of #adoptdontshop.
Whether you adopt or foster a pet or support these efforts, your contribution matters. Together, we can raise awareness about the importance of adoption and help more animals find a happily ever after..
Creating a Brighter Future
Remember Me Thursday is about looking forward, not just back. We encourage potential pet parents to choose adoption as their first option, and we inspire others to support local shelters and rescue organizations.
On September 28th, let's remember them—the animals who are still waiting for their forever homes. Let's remember the power of adoption to transform lives. Let's remember that each of us has the ability to change a life, one adoption at a time. Join us in celebrating Remember Me Thursday and be a part of the movement that brightens the lives of animals in need. Together, we can make a difference that lasts a lifetime!
To find out more about adopting or fostering with SVPP, please visit our website.
Melissa Lisbon is the co-founder and CEO of Silicon Valley Pet Project.