Pethealth Inc.
TSX : PTZ

Pethealth Inc.

May 27, 2013 08:30 ET

Pethealth Donates Over $19,000 in First Quarter of 2013 Through the International Campaign, "Recover a Pet, Uncover a Cure"

Company continues to support the fight against breast cancer through promotion of the MiniChip in North America and the United Kingdom

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 27, 2013) - (TSX:PTZ) Pethealth Inc. ("Pethealth" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its "Recover a Pet, Uncover a Cure" campaign generated donations of $19,209 during the Company's first quarter ending March 31st. A donation was made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation ("ABCF") honoring the agreement signed with the non-profit organization in January 2012 and renewed in January 2013. Through similar agreements signed with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Chapter ("CBCF") and the Pink Ribbon Foundation in March 2012 and renewed in March 2013, a portion of the purchase price of every MiniChip sold in Canada and the United Kingdom will be donated annually. To date the campaign has generated donations of over $75,000 since its initial launch in January 2012.

"Within little over a year, the campaign has grown to become internationally recognized through agreements signed with the American Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Chapter and the Pink Ribbon Foundation," said Mark Warren. "This campaign, benefiting pet owners and their families, draws attention to a worthy cause while leveraging the strong bond between owner and pet. I am very pleased with the response we have received thus far; we have witnessed a rise in MiniChip sales, as animal welfare organizations and veterinary clinics alike leverage the power of the company`s message."

Leveraging the colour pink, which is internationally associated with breast health and cancer research, the MiniChip injection unit and packaging were produced in pink, exclusively for Pethealth by Allflex. The MiniChip is an innovative new microchip identification technology suitable for all companion animals but designed for small animals such as cats, kittens, puppies and small breed dogs. At one third the size of standard microchip technology, it offers a far less invasive form of permanent identification with all the same lost pet recovery benefits.

About the American Breast Cancer Foundation

The American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to providing direct financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured individuals for diagnostic tests to aid in the early detection and survival of breast cancer. More information is available at www.abcf.org.

About Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Join us at www.cbcf.org.

Pink Ribbon Foundation

The Pink Ribbon Foundation Charity Number 1080839 is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. More information is available at http://www.pinkribbonfoundation.org.uk/.

About Pethealth Inc.

Pethealth is a leading provider of companion animal services in North America. In addition, the Company is the leading provider of management software to North American animal welfare organizations through its cloud-based application 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, 24PetWatch, Pet Protect, Petpals Direct, PetPoint, Petango.com and ThePetangoStore.com.

To find out more about Pethealth, please visit us at Pethealthinc.com.

Contact Information

  • Pethealth Inc.
    Mark Warren
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (905) 842 2615

    Pethealth Inc.
    Glen Tennison
    Chief Financial Officer
    (905) 842 2615