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Pet Licensing Goes Digital in Nashville & Philadelphia

Dogs and cats get digital ID tags in new licensing program through Nashville Metro Animal Care & Control, Philadelphia Animal Care & Control Team, and PetHub.com

Nashville, TN & Philadelphia, PA (June 6, 2018) — PetHub.com, the world’s fastest way to get lost pets home, recently launched two new pet licensing programs in metro Nashville, TN and Philadelphia, PA to protect hundreds of thousands of pets licensed through municipal programs. The centerpiece of each program is a new 21st century ID tag for four-legged family members that promises to increase the chances of a lost animal’s return while reducing the number of animals in shelters.

“96% of animals returned by PetHub are home in less than a day, before they enter a shelter,” said Audra Houghton, Interim Executive Director of ACCT Philly. “Having licenses that can be scanned in the field help us increase our ability to return animals to their owners. These licenses will give Philadelphia pet owners peace of mind knowing all their pet’s important info is on one little tag.” Such results will support Philadelphia’s Animal Care & Control Team in its goal of getting pets back to their families more quickly, and helping to reduce the number of animals in the shelter.

PetHub’s system links a physical ID tag to an animal’s online profile that can be securely accessed through an encrypted connection by anyone with a mobile device, whether a smartphone or standard cellular phone. That profile can be updated free-of-charge at PetHub.com to allow the owner to list emergency contact information, including that of anyone who helps care for the animal, such as spouses, pet sitters, veterinarians, and other family and friends. Optional upgrades include “found pet” alerts, tag scan notifications with GPS mapping, and a way to broadcast a missing pet’s profile to local shelters and businesses (think “Amber alert,” but for pets).

Citizens are not only excited about the free, and powerful basic functionality of the QR-based ID tags, but also extended optional services such as tag scan notifications and PetHub’s Missing Pet Alert system. “We’ve had a tremendously positive response from our adopters, veterinarians, and the community about the new PetHub tags. They’re so sleek, and everyone so far is loving them!” said Jessica Hoffman, Administrative Coordinator of Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control. 

“We are thrilled to help communities like metro Nashville and Philadelphia provide cutting edge lost pet recovery services to pets and pet parents,” said Tom Arnold, CEO and Founder of PetHub.com.  “Across the country, over 140 communities are now using rabies or pet license tags powered by PetHub, and we have more cities and counties launching every month.”

It is important to note that only animals living within PetHub-powered service areas are eligible for this opportunity.

For more information about digital IDs and eligible locations for Metro Nashville, please visit: https://licensepet.com/nashville

For more information about digital IDs and eligible locations for Philadelphia, please visit: http://license.acctphilly.org/

About PetHub™
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 coded pet ID tags, NFC wireless technology, GPS mapping, and real-time notifications. 96% of PetHub recovered “pack members” are home again in under 24-hours. The company has multiple software and hardware patents pending on its ID tags and Internet services. Success stories can be found at http://PetHubFound.me. PetHub is available in English, German, French, Dutch and Italian languages.

For more information about PetHub’s Non-profit & Municipal Solutions, please visit PetHub.solutions or write solutions@pethub.com.

About Metro Nashville Animal Care & Control
Metro Animal Care and Control is committed to the delivery of humane and responsive animal care and control services to and for the residents and animals of Nashville-Davidson County. MACC works with individuals and organizations across Nashville to help domestic animals find caring homes, decrease overpopulation of cats and dogs through spaying and neutering, support widespread rabies vaccinations, and promote responsible pet ownership. 

About Philadelphia Animal Care & Control Team
ACCT Philly is the Philadelphia region’s largest animal care and control service provider, serving the City of Philadelphia’s animal control needs by contract. ACCT Philly also manages the city’s animal shelter facility in North Philadelphia handling nearly 20,000 animals annually, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife. ACCT Philly’s mission is to provide shelter, care and life saving efforts for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals and protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Philadelphia, providing a benefit to all of the citizens of the City regardless of race or economic status.

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Press Inquiries:

ACCT Philly:
Morgan Polley
PR & Development Specialist
media@acctphilly.org

267-385-3800

Nashville Metro Animal Care & Control:
Jessica Hoffman
Administrative Coordinator
Jessica.Hoffman@nashville.gov

(615) 862-7928 x79027

PetHub:
Lorien Clemens
Vice President, Marketing & Operations
lorien@pethub.com

866-795-8440 ext. 704

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