PetHub.com has introduced an electronic tracking device that offers RVers a nationwide system for locating missing cats and dogs.
According to a press release, the service works off of a “physical ID tag” that links to the pet’s free online profile. “It’s like a Facebook page for pets,” said PetHub.com founder and CEO Tom Arnold.
When a pet is found, the tag provides vital information, allowing people to contact the owner by:
• Calling the free 24/7 “Found Pet” hotline where the agent can look-up the pet’s free online profile.
• Type in the unique web address found on the pet’s ID tag.
• Scan the ID tag with a smartphone to see the pet’s profile
The owner receives an instant alert that the pet was found. If a smartphone was used to view the pet’s profile, a GPS map may be included showing not only where the pet is, but how to get to the animal from your current location.
PetHub also has a database of 13,000 shelters in North America. If an animal goes missing, the pet owner can broadcast the pet’s profile to those shelters, similar to an “Amber Alert”.
The profile can hold all kinds of information about the animal including:
• Multiple contact phone numbers.
• Critical medications and dietary needs.
• Latest vaccination records.
• License, microchip and rabies tag numbers.
Of note, PetHub has won three industry awards that include: Dog Fancy Magazine’s “Editors’ Choice Award”; Pet Age Magazine’s “Retailer Silver Select Award”; Pet Business Magazine’s “Product of the Year Award” for 2012.
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