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National Pet Preparedness Month: You May Be Ready but Is Your Pet?

June 13, 2013

American Humane Association and PetHub.com focus on helping protect companion animals.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013

In the wake of recent events like the Oklahoma tornadoes, the question must be asked: “Are you prepared to take care of yourself and your family, including your pets, when disaster strikes?” This is the question National Pet Preparedness Month is designed to bring to the forefront of our minds and to ensure we are remembering to plan for the four-legged loved ones in our lives.

This month is all about education, preparation and helping “pet parents” have the tools they need to include household animals in their evacuation plans and safety procedures. “A good preparedness kit includes enough of your companion animal´s regular food, medications, first aid supplies, and an appropriately sized carrier,” said Paul Raybould, Chief Innovation Officer for American Humane Association. “We also recommend having updated photos, immunizations records, and multiple contact numbers,” he added.

New technology is also being developed to help identify and return pets to their families. American Humane Association has partnered with PetHub, Inc., which has created wireless ID tags that allow pet parents to store critical pet information in a free, easy-to-update online profile that also links to a free 24/7 Found Pet Hotline. “The key to a quick return home is providing the person rescuing your animal with critical data as quickly as possible,” said Tom Arnold, Founder of PetHub. “PetHub ID tags instantly link to a free Internet website that stores your animal´s microchip information, license and rabies tag numbers, critical medication and allergy details, multiple contact phone numbers, care provider information, and much, much more.” As part of National Pet Preparedness Month, PetHub is donating a portion of the sales price of specially priced pet protection bundles throughout the month of June.

Additional links to help keep animals safe can be found on American Humane Association´s and PetHub´s websites. Some of these include:

American Humane Association:

             o    Pet Preparedness Month (link)

             o    Recent blog entry: Recovering Lost Pets & Animals Following the Oklahoma Tornado (link)

PetHub.com:

             o    Identification Preparedness Kit (link)

             o    Recent blog entry: National Pet Preparedness Month — A Pet Parent’s Personal View (link)

             o    Article: Being Prepared for Disasters (link)

“Every year, tens of thousands of animals are separated from their human companions,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane Association. “Our Red Star Animal Emergency Services have saved, sheltered and reunited 70,000 animals in just the past five years and we are thrilled to work with PetHub to keep many more of America’s beloved companion animals safe and healthy.”

About American Humane Association

American Humane Association is the country´s first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Their legendary Red Star Rescue team has been involved in nearly every major relief effort over the past 100 years, starting in World War I when they rescued wounded horses, and continuing through the decades with on-the-scene help following Pearl Harbor, Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, and Sandy, the eruption at Mount Saint Helens, 9/11, and the disasters in Memphis and Joplin. Red Star has rescued and sheltered 70,000 animals in just the past five years.

About PetHub, Inc.

PetHub, Inc., is focused on getting lost pets home faster and safer than ever before by utilizing current and new technologies, including QR code pet ID tags, GPS mapping, and real-time notifications. The company has multiple software and hardware patents pending. 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 some of PetHub´s fan videos at http://PetHub.tv.

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