Pethealth Inc.
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Pethealth Inc.

November 20, 2007 09:57 ET

Pethealth Announces that the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has Begun Using the Petpoint Animal Management Application

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2007) - Pethealth Inc. ("Pethealth" or the "Company") (TSX:PTZ), a leading provider of RFID microchip technology and Internet-based software applications used in animal management, is pleased to announce that the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has joined the growing ranks of animal welfare organisations using the Company's PetPoint animal management application. The ASPCA began using PetPoint on November 7 at the ASPCA "Onyx and Breezy Shefts" Pet Adoption Center, located at the organization's headquarters in Manhattan.

"I am delighted to be able to make this announcement," said Mark Warren, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pethealth. "The first animal welfare organisation in the Americas, the ASPCA has long been one of the most influential names in the animal welfare community. Our company has had a long and close association with several ASPCA staff, and we have enjoyed assisting them in some of their community-based endeavours. To be able to have the opportunity now to assist the ASPCA at its own shelter is a further privilege."

Pethealth created PetPoint in 2005 in response to the expressed need of animal welfare organisations, both large and small, throughout North America for an efficient, intuitive, ASP .NET application to run their day-to-day operations. PetPoint has now been licensed by over 760 organisations, including animal control agencies, humane societies, SPCAs and rescue groups in both Canada and the United States.

"We are extremely pleased to be up and running with PetPoint," said Stephen Musso, Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations for the ASPCA. "Our staff has found the transition from our old client server-based software to PetPoint easy and straightforward; in particular, the application's Wizard-based structure makes it very intuitive and easy to use. By moving to PetPoint, we will not only save money, but will also increase organisational efficiency-and that is critical to us being able to continue to implement and grow our mission."

Pethealth estimates that approximately one in five animals now being adopted in North America is being adopted from an organisation running the PetPoint application.

About the ASPCA

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America. A 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in animal-assisted therapy, animal behaviour, animal poison control, anti-cruelty, humane education, legislative services, and shelter outreach. The New York City headquarters houses a full-service, accredited animal hospital, adoption centre, and mobile clinic outreach program. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series "Animal Precinct" on Animal Planet. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org.

About Pethealth

Founded in 1999, Pethealth is the second largest provider of pet insurance to pet owners in North America, and the leading provider of pet related database management services to the North American companion animal industry. Pethealth offers a unique range of products and services for veterinarians, shelters and pet owners through a number of wholly owned subsidiaries using a range of brand names, including PetCare, ShelterCare, QuickCare, CherryBlue, 24PetWatch, PetPoint, and PawsConnect.com. Pethealth has been named one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies in Profit's 100 Ranking for the last three years.

Pethealth is based in Oakville, Ontario. To find out more about Pethealth, visit the website at www.pethealthinc.com.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contacts:
    Pethealth Inc.
    Mark Warren
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (905) 842-2615
    or
    Pethealth Inc.
    Steve Zeidman
    Chief Technology Officer
    (905) 842-2615
    Website: www.pethealthinc.com