"Poisonings can include anything from accidental ingestion of human medications to foods, household items, plants or other substances that might taste yummy to dogs and cats but that are dangerously toxic to them," said Jennifer Steinmeyer, Director of Operations at APCC. "The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center handled nearly 180,000 cases last year alone, and is proud to provide this helpful resource to pet owners at a time of critical need."
"PetHub is all about getting lost pets home again quickly and safely," said Tom Arnold, Founder and CEO of PetHub. "To have a single point of contact, to reach experts to get direction in critical moments, is paramount to an animal's potential for recovering quickly after a poisoning. That is why we are working with the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center."
PetHub is offering its premium customers a $30 discount off the ASPCA's usual fee of $65 per incident, providing a way for pet owners to purchase a full year of preparation for such incidents in advance. This allows anyone finding a poisoned animal, whether the owner or Good Samaritan, to help the animal, and to take the issue of paying for assistance out of the equation, simply because it will have been paid for in advance.
"Minutes matter in any life-threatening situation," said Ms. Steinmeyer, "and to get professional, critical information to someone working to help an animal is what this partnership is all about."
PetHub and ASPCA are purposely launching the program this month, during Poison Prevention Month 2014, and offering a deep discount to those looking to have protection in place. Until March 31, 2014, anyone with an account on PetHub.com can purchase one consultation with APCC for only $35, which can be used up to one year after the date of purchase. (Visit http://PetHub.com/
Keeping animals safe and protected is a shared goal between the ASPCA and PetHub.com. Preparing in advance for emergency situations saves critical time in getting an animal the help it needs. Take this opportunity to update your pet's microchip contact information, pet ID tags, license and rabies tag information, and above all, have a plan in place to help yourself and those who help in the caretaking of your pet.
PetHub, Inc., is focused on getting lost pets home faster and safer than any other solution available by utilizing current and new technologies, including QR code pet ID tags, NFC wireless technology, GPS mapping, and real-time notifications. The company has multiple software and hardware patents pending on its ID tags and Internet services. Success stories at can be found at http://PetHubFound.me. PetHub is available in English, German, French, Dutch and Italian languages, with users throughout the world. See also: https://www.youtube.com/