Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.A.W.S Adoption Center, and Loyal Biscuit Co. are joining forces to hold a candle-lighting ceremony for Remember Me Thursday at the former Rockport Elementary School fields Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. This nationwide day of remembrance honors shelter pets who never find their homes.

Candles will be provided for the lighting ceremony by Danica Candleworks for a $1 donation. All proceeds will go to the shelters. Rockland Poet Laureate Joanna Hynd will read a poem in honor of the shelter animals.

In addition to the lighting ceremony, the public is invited to help support the local shelters by making a donation of pet food, which can be dropped off at any of the four Loyal Biscuit Co. locations.