The main reason for this devastating figure is facilities that have found the pet don't know who owns it--and owners don't know where to look for their lost pet. Our PAWS Alert System is the sorely needed conduit between these gaps.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 3, 2008
Global Pet Search Inc®. announced the launch of a revolutionary new Lost Pet Search and Rescue tagging system. The new product, "Pawtags®" provides instant 24/7 Live operator assistance with the major emphasis on assisting the finders of lost pets.
Each Pawtag is a high-quality, colorful, weatherproof tag with an exclusive, deep-stamped ID number. Upon purchase, members register their pet's information, including vet info, rabies tag number, city licensing information, and microchip data, into their profile and can include up to ten emergency contact phone numbers. This allows the Pawtag to serve as a multi-tag component, storing all of the pet's information in one place.
In the case that a pet is lost, Global Pet Search's highly trained call center staff will work their way through the listed contacts until a live person is reached. The staff has been specially trained to help return lost pets to safety through a variety of methods, including Google mapping locations and three-way conferencing between the owner, pet-finder, and call center.
"Our rescue assistance procedures for lost pets are close to 911 emergency assistance services for people," said John Capriotti, Sr. Director of Marketing for Global Pet Search. "Microchips are good for identification, but they are only useful after the pet has been rescued. They have to already be in a facility that can scan and find the chip, which isn't always the case."
Included in the standard member's package is access to Global Pet Search's exclusive nationwide lost pet search program, the Pet Alert Warning System®, or PAWS Alert, which is the first in the country to provide pet owners with an open line of communication with all 10,000 intake facilities registered with the National Animal Control Association.
The main problem with lost pet searches is people do not know where to look for their pets. Most municipalities contract out their Animal Control Services. All lost pets go to those facilities first. Then a select few get picked up by Humane Societies and adoption facilities. The rest are euthanized in some cases within 2 or 3 days!
"Nationally, almost 80% of lost pets retrieved and brought into animal control facilities are euthanized," said Capriotti. "The main reason for this devastating figure is facilities that have found the pet don't know who owns it--and owners don't know where to look for their lost pet. Our PAWS Alert System is the sorely needed conduit between these gaps."
Global Pet Search is initiating various national programs, linked with pet industry advocates, in hopes of changing the current standard for pet identification in the United States. "We are committed to dropping the current 80% lost pet euthanasia rate though dedicated, devoted live assistance and advanced technological adaptations," said Capriotti. "Our members are comfortable knowing their pets are protected 24/7 and our staff will extend every effort to help them locate their lost pet."
Pawtags are competitively priced, with an initial purchase price of $9.99 providing both a durable tag and one year's worth of live operator search and rescue services. Members can renew each year for the same price or upgrade to a lifetime membership for only $19.99. The tags, which are the first cash-and-carry prepackaged pet tag in the country, will soon be available at local retailers, shelters, veterinary offices, rescue groups, and pet adoption centers, and can be purchased immediately at http://www.pawtags.com.
Pawtags is a revolutionary lost pet search and rescue tagging system that provides instant 24/7 live operator assistance and leverages both a proactive and reactive process for reuniting pets with their owners. On the reactive side, trained staff work through a variety of methods and with a range of tools to unite lost pets with their owners. For more proactive owners, Pawtags offers an exclusive nationwide lost pet search program, the Pet Alert Warning System®, or PAWS Alert, which is the first in the country to provide pet owners with an open line of communication with all 10,000 intake facilities registered with the National Animal Control Association. For more information on Pawtags and pet rescue services visit http://www.pawtags.com.
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