WENATCHEE, Wash., July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This July, PetHub is celebrating "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).
"Over 30 pet industry experts are writing articles, holding story and photo contests, and hosting interactive Q&A sessions this year," said Lorien Clemens, Director of Marketing & Municipal Programs at PetHub. Most of these resources can be found at PetHub.com/LostPetPrevention with more articles and tools added throughout July.
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 originally 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 mission: getting lost pets home as quickly as possible."
"Pets are outside more and travel plans are in full swing, so the potential for pets to go missing spikes in July and August," added Clemens. "We want to raise awareness of this issue in a way that benefits and educates pet parents, while making it easy to spread the word to friends and family."
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, 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 and on PetHub's Facebook page at http://Facebook.com/PetHub. Located in the heart of Washington State in the "Apple Capital of the World" (Wenatchee, Washington), PetHub's web 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," Pet Age Magazine's "Silver Retailer Select," and Business Insider's, "50 Coolest New Businesses in the U.S." See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMU84MIPpi4
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