AKC Companion Animal Recovery Celebrates Its Four Millionth Pet Enrollment
-- “Peaches” Honored Along with
“From beloved family pets like Peaches to the working K-9s that keep our cities and borders safe to even the nation’s First Dog,
To celebrate AKC CAR’s historic milestone and staying true to its non-profit mission of “giving back” to the community, AKC CAR donated 50 microchips and free lifetime recovery service enrollment to all 80 Connecticut State Police K-9 officers. These working K-9s provide life-saving services to state residents and beyond. Being protected with microchips will aid in recovery should these valuable canine officers be separated or stolen from their human partners.
As the lucky four millionth pet enrolled, Peaches’ lifetime AKC CAR enrollment will be upgraded to include Pet Poison Helpline(TM) support and Lost Pet Alert services. Peaches will also receive a new SpotLight GPS Pet Locator collar unit from Positioning Animals Worldwide (PAW) and a two-year service plan enabling “24/7″ recovery assistance if the pet ever gets lost. A special rescue button on SpotLight can be pressed to alert recovery representatives that the pet has been found.
“My Dad was a veterinarian and I saw first hand how lost dogs ended up at his practice, and without the identification that would allow a safe return to their owners,” said
“We are thrilled to team up with AKC CAR to provide Peaches and millions of other pets with the first-ever comprehensive tracking and recovery service,” said
For more information on AKC CAR’s microchip and lifetime recovery service and Spotlight GPS Pet Locator, call AKC CAR at 1-800-252-7894 or go to www.akccar.org or for further information on SpotLight visit www.spotlightgps.com
AKC Companion Animal Recovery
Microchips. Recovery. Giving Back.
AKC CAR, an affiliate of the American Kennel Club(R) and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the largest non-profit pet recovery service provider in North America. Established in 1995 as a public service to help pet owners reunite with their lost animals via identification and 24/7 recovery coordinators, the organization has enrolled 4 million companion animals and recovered more than 360,000 lost pets. In 2007, AKC CAR introduced the AKC CAR ID System(TM) microchip. The AKC CAR ID System(TM) consists of microchips, scanners, and prepaid enrollments. In 2009, AKC exclusively partnered with Positioning Animals Worldwide (PAW) for the first-ever canine GPS tracking technology combined with 24/7 recovery services.
AKC CAR makes donations annually for veterinary student scholarships, grants for search and rescue teams and donations for natural disaster relief. In addition, AKC CAR enrolls all active service, military, and law enforcement K-9 dogs for free. For more information visit www.akccar.org, call 1-800-252-7894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Positioning Animals Worldwide
PAW’s products and services reduce pet owners’ anxiety by linking owners remotely to their pets so that owners know their best friends’ location at all times. SpotLight instantly notifies pet owners when their dog has left the designated safe zone and, unlike other products currently in the market, enables owners to track their dog with continuous real time tracking with turn-by-turn direction from their cell phone. Finally, once near the dog, a bright LED can be activated to help better locate the carousing canine.
SOURCE American Kennel Club