World-wide event to remember pets
Sep 26, 2013 / 8:03 am
In an effort to unite with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world, the Kelowna SPCA will participate in a Remember Me candle-lighting event today at 12:30 p.m.
“The candles, which will be lit at exactly the same time across the globe, will honour the important role that animals play in our lives and will hopefully shine a light on the millions of healthy pets still awaiting adoption,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.
Members of the public are invited to visit their local shelter to take part in the event by bringing along a tea light and photo of their pet.
“Last year the BC SPCA rescued nearly 29,000 homeless, neglected and abused animals,” says Chortyk.
“These animals are in our shelters through no fault of their own. They are here because their guardians couldn’t, or wouldn’t, care for them. They are amazing animals with so much love to give and they really deserve to be part of a family.”
The Remember Me Thursday movement was created by Mike Arms, president of Helen Woodward Animal Center in California.
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