New Texting Technology Helps Reunite Lost or Missing Pets with Owners
MyCommunityAlert’s web-based, real-time information and emergency notification system can help reach out with a picture of a pet to neighbors in an instant.
Wellington, FL (PRWEB) July 11, 2013
It is no secret that Americans have a love affair with family pets and that affinity keeps growing. According to The Humane Society of the Untied States, http://www.humanesociety.org, between 1970 and 2010 the number of households with a dog or cat grew from 67 million to 164 million. And, while many pets are micro-chipped and wear identification, many still do not. That’s why the new MyCommunityAlert (MCA) http://www.mcalert.net text and email alert technology can be a pet saving tool in alerting neighbors and entire communities with its proprietary jpeg photo capability that a pet is missing, significantly improving chances a loved family friend will be reunited with its owners.
“I live in Olympia, and we have been an MCA community for about six months now. Two months ago, my Cornish Rex housecat got out, and I was frantic. But, I was able to get him back within an hour when someone I didn’t even know found him in another neighborhood. Thanks to the MCA alert and picture of the cat this man had received, he was able to call me on my cell phone and bring my cat back to me. I am so grateful that MyCommunityAlert helped bring my beloved Herbie home,” said Laura.
Examples of actual MyCommunityAlert text alerts sent in the case of missing pets look like these:
- Mail Msg (May 28, 2013): FOUND: Female pit bull mix (possibly with Dachshund), brindle color in Thomas Village. Please call Jeff at 561-308-2222 if you are missing this dog or have information about her owners.
- Mail Msg (May 28, 2013): Follow up: Thanks to the alert that went out, the lost dog has been reunited with her owner. The dog says thank you, too.
- Text Msg (May 30, 2013): FOUND: Female grey schnauzer on Paradise Cove Lane. Please call Kari at 561.512.XXXX if you are missing your dog. Click link for photo. http://bit.ly/15goTJC.
- Text Msg (May 30, 2013): Follow up: Owner of dog has been found thanks to MCA alert. Thank you.
MCA was created by a team of experts that includes an executive with 25 years of law enforcement experience and another senior executive with more than 20 years of business development and management know-how. Its tech team’s central location is in Southern California, its programmers are located throughout California and overseas, and its main and backup servers are situated in different locations in Michigan. In addition to its headquarters in Wellington, FL, MCA has a branch office in the New York City metro region.
MCA provides information via text messages, emails and photographs directly to registered users within minutes. The system is specifically designed to keep users informed about emergencies and anything else that impacts their local communities:
Public Health & Safety- burglaries, dangerous animals, storm threats…
School & Government-emergency closings, school lockdowns…
Family & Friends-missing children or seniors, lost pets
Community Activities and Issues-road construction, traffic blockages gate closings, meetings…
MCA alerts can be sent to an unlimited number of people within minutes, keeping those who need to know informed. Alerts and photographs can be pushed to entire communities or tailored intra-community to specific requirements called “sector segmentation”. In particular, MCA’s text-centric system allows it to function under the most trying of circumstances. When power is out during severe weather, texting may be the only means of communication. This was most recently demonstrated when Superstorm Sandy ravaged the northeast. In the Greenwich, CT community where MCA was deployed, residents were never in the dark about their emergency situation. Similarly, MCA has been field tested numerous times in its headquarters state of Florida where severe weather and power outages are fairly common.
MCA is currently in use by more than 9,000 homeowners in multiple states. MCA services for residential communities cost approximately $0.50 per month per household, enabling users to register up to 2 cell phone numbers and 3 email addresses for the price. Customized pricing is available for larger communities and municipalities.
“In virtually every community where MCA is currently in use, a pet and pet owner have been united, and this is the type of outcome the technology was designed to produce,” said Renee Leibler, Vice President of MCA. “When detailed information can be pushed to residents who need to know about it instantaneously, the results will almost always be positive. We see this in all the communities we serve where we have become a regular part of everyday life.”
For more information about MyCommunityAlert and to schedule a demonstration, please visit http://www.mcalert.net or contact Renee Leibler at 914-319-3779 or renee(at)mcalert(dot)net.
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