Don’t miss our Annual Woofs and Wags Day, Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00pm
at Century 21 in Storm Lake (813 Flindt Drive, Storm Lake – across from the Dairy Queen.)
Every year in the United States 3.4 million orphan pets lose their lives without finding a home. Yet only 30% of pets in U.S. households come from rescue facilities. The TLC Canine Center is one of 219 organizations and rescue groups registered to raise awareness for homeless dogs this September. We will be lighting a candle to 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. This awareness campaign encourages individuals to light a candle in memory of these precious animals.
Moved by the staggering statistics of homeless pets who lose their lives each year, Helen Woodward Animal Center President Mike Arms put out a call to rescue organizations in an attempt to create an awareness campaign, explaining why he created this Remembrance Event, “My heart breaks for all those beautiful homeless animals and also for the people working in animal welfare who are forced to take the lives of pets they love. I believe that this is a way for people to let the world know the sad lives of many, many dogs, and raising awareness can help to increase adoptions, and decease euthanasia.” Grass roots programs and events have sprung up around the world, and last year thousands of candles were lit at ceremonies honoring orphan pets around the globe, bringing to light the plight of so many innocent pets.
It’s time to make a change…it starts with one person. Will it be you?
Who will light up your life? It will be me!
Who will be your best friend? It will be me!
Together we can make a difference; together we can save lives.
Join the movement to remember the pets who didn’t get a second chance
And to shine a light on the orphan pets who are still waiting.
Who will always be there for you? It will be me!
Who will love you unconditionally? It will be me!
–Emmy and Tony Award Winning Celebrity, Kristin Chenoweth
We will have a Remembrance Display at our Annual Woofs and Wags Event on Saturday, September 27, and would like to include your special dog in this display, so if you bring along a favorite photo, we will attach it to a special card for you to take home as a continual reminder to do your part to raise awareness of the plight of homeless pets. We do hope that you will join us for this special day. The Walmart crew, under the direction of Lisa Billings, has been working hard to make the day a great one for both two-legs and four-legs. There will be a rummage sale, bake sale, and food booth, with all proceeds given to the local TLC. Come meet and greet some of the TLC dogs! The Puppy Walk is scheduled for 2:00 and we know that your awesome dog deserves to strut his stuff (and certainly deserves a sample of the home made dog biscuits which will also be available….along with the TLC Canine Cookbook which contains healthy, yummy treats.) And the event will close with our candlelight remembrance ceremony immediately following the dog walk awards presentation.
If you are not in our area or are unable to attend our Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony, we encourage you to create your own event!!!
Feel free to use any of the cards below or use our predefined template ( Light a candle in memory template ):