Pethealth announced today the introduction of live search for lost and adoptable pets for shelters and animal welfare organizations running PetPoint®. Animal data can now appear instantly on the search function of a shelter’s web site, allowing pet owners to search for lost pets and potential pet parents to search for adoptable animals.
“Most shelters and animal welfare organizations currently need staff and volunteers to manually upload adoptable pet data to their shelters’ or animal welfare organizations’ web sites,” said Steve Zeidman, Chief Technology Officer, Pethealth Inc. “PetPoint takes out all the effort needed to update the site and posts it live.”
In addition to a live feed on the local shelter’s website, adoptable pet information will be automatically uploaded to national pet adoption sites providing access to millions of potential pet adopters across the U.S. and Canada.
This add-on function is available at no cost to shelters and animal welfare organizations running PetPoint, Pethealth’s industry-leading on-line animal management system. The Company estimates that nearly 40% of all animal intakes and adoptions now take place in organisations running the PetPoint application and more animal welfare organisations run PetPoint than any other form of management software.
This new adoptable search function has been tested for the past two months with the Atlanta Humane Society (www.atlantahumane.org), and the Boulder Valley Humane Society (www.boulderhumane.org) before being introduced across the U.S. and Canada in early June 2008.
“Enabling potential adopters to view pet profiles in real time is essential to driving our adoption success rate,” said Lisa Pedersen, CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. “This important feature provides great access to all of the animals in our adoption centre which increases visits to our facility and our effectiveness in finding the right match for every family.”