“Because over 40% of us have phones that have Internet access, someone finding a pet can either scan the bar code or type in the web address on the PetHub ID tag,” said Lorien Clemens, Manager of the new program. “Scanning the code with your phone not only shows a wealth of information, such as medications, vaccinations, emergency contacts, dietary restrictions, and alternate contacts. It can also alert the pet owner through a text message or email that the tag was scanned.”
Because smartphones – Apple iPhone, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Mobile devices, Blackberries, and other such devices – allow a community to help get a wayward pet home quickly, the program provides tags to qualified shelters and rescues, and even gives such organizations an opportunity to raise money for their organization through private branded tags.
More information about the PetHub Rescue Program can be requested from the company by sending an email to PRP@PetHub.com.
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PetHub, Inc., is a privately funded company focused on fixing an old problem with new technology. Its tags retail for $12.95 (USD) and the basic service of storing and displaying a pet’s critical data is free. Additional features and options are available through premium subscriptions offered by the company starting in August 2011.