The Lost Petz App – A Personal Amber Alert System for Your Pets
In association with one of America’s oldest and best known animal welfare charities, the creators of the Lost Kidz App have launched the Lost Petz App – designed to enable pet owners to enlist the help of pet lovers in the neighborhood to help in their search for a pet that has gone missing.
The statistics show that although over 90% of dogs and 75% of cats reported lost are returned safely to their homes, less than 5% of animals were actually found at shelters and only 15% of dogs were found because they wore ID tags or microchips.
“What this tells us” said Stephen Fern, developer of the ‘Lost’ Apps “is that the traditional methods of engaging the community to help find our missing pets are almost certainly the most effective-but have historically been time consuming and slow.”
“With the use of our Lost Kidz technology adapted for the specific requirements of Lost Petz, it provides us with a simple to use and effective solution for pet owners around the world whose pets have gone missing. It is simply bringing an old fashioned but effective solution up to date.”
The App works in a very simple way; by downloading the Lost Petz App onto your Smartphone and registering your pets’ details, including a current photograph, every pet owner is equipped to be able to send out a ‘Pet Amber Alert’ to everyone within a 10-mile radius when they realize that their pet has gone missing.
The alert provides not only a photograph, but additional relevant details which may help in the search for a missing pet, such as where and when the pet was last seen.
“This is just the modern day equivalent of putting up missing pet posters, contacting local media outlets and visiting the Animal Pounds and Vet Centers on a daily basis. With the support of those in the industry and the pet loving public, a pet owner can instantly recruit the help of the community in the search for their beloved pet…and although many pets do eventually make their way home anyway, speeding up the process of being reunited with your pet will significantly reduce the chances of your pet suffering accidental harm whilst on the loose.”
The App was launched in the US at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards (http://www.herodogawards.org) on October 6th in Hollywood – an event which will be televised on the Hallmark Channel in November.
According to Fern, Lost Petz worked alongside the American Humane Association throughout the development of the App to ensure that the app was an effective tool in the groups’ shared mission to re-unite owners with their pets in the shortest possible time and that it actually reduces the risk of the nation’s beloved pets coming to harm while lost.
For more information, visit www.lost-petz.com or check out the page on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/lost-petz/id525692108?mt=8.