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SEATTLE (June 5, 2015) – This July, PetHub, Inc. – the leader in innovative tools to get lost pets home fast – is commemorating “National Lost Pet Prevention Month.” Established by PetHub in 2014, the annual event is designed to give pet parents focused, in-depth resources, tools and strategies for preventing a lost pet, as well as advice for getting them home quickly if they go AWOL (absent without a leash).

According to the National Council of Pet Population Study & Policy and the National Humane Society, a family pet is lost every two seconds in North America. The organizations also report that more than 10 million pets are lost each year and one out of three pets will be lost during its lifetime. However, only one in 10 pets is found. Such daunting statistics spurred PetHub to create National Lost Pet Prevention Month in order to start a national conversation and educational campaign to increase awareness of the lost, stolen and/or missing pet epidemic.

“We were very pleased with the level of social media engagement this event generated in 2014,” said PetHub CEO Tom Arnold. “Every year, we aim to take the conversation deeper, so more lives can be saved. Designating July as National Lost Pet Prevention Month underscores PetHub’s dedication to our one and only mission – getting lost pets home as quickly as possible.”

For the program’s second year, PetHub will be providing a number of comprehensive resources on its website, PetHub.com, including tools and expert advice for pet parents, an action pack for businesses and educators about lost pet prevention and recovery, a “Tales of the Lost & Found” story contest, and a media kit for bloggers and reporters interested in the topic.

The National Lost Pet Prevention Month website features a number of articles and infographics about lost pet prevention and lost pet recovery – including those from a variety of experts on the topic like Project Blue Collar, Pet Sitter’s International, and Preventative Vet. Topics range from “What You Need to Know to Prevent Pet Theft,” to “Five Ways Knowing First Aid Can Help Save a Lost Pet,” to “How to Corral Your Adventurous Dog,” among many others regarding microchips, tags, traveling, and online solutions.

“Pets are outside more and travel plans are in full swing, so the potential for pets to go missing spikes in July and August,” said PetHub Director of Marketing, Lorien Clemens. “We wanted to raise awareness of this issue in a way that would benefit and educate pet parents, but also allow them to easily spread the word to friends and family.”

For more information about National Lost Pet Prevention Month or PetHub’s suite of products, please contact Shannon Stevens at Fetching Communications via email at Shannon.stevens@fetchingcommunications.com or by phone at 631-569-2285.

About PetHub, Inc.
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, Bluetooth wireless services, 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’s service is available in English, German, French, Dutch and Italian languages, with users throughout the world. PetHub has received numerous industry awards, including Dog Fancy’s “Editors’ Choice,” Pet Business’ “Innovation Award,” and Pet Age Magazine’s “Silver Retailer Select.” See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMU84MIPpi4.

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Media Contact:
Shannon Stevens
631-569-2285
Shannon.stevens@fetchingcommunications.com

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