Pethealth Inc.
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Pethealth Inc.

November 11, 2010 15:52 ET

Pethealth Inc. Announces the New Hampshire Humane Society is the 1,500th Shelter to License PetPoint

New England Animal Welfare Organization Now Operating the Most Widely Used Animal Management Application in the United States and Canada

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 11, 2010) - Pethealth Inc. (TSX:PTZ) ("Pethealth" or the "Company"), the leading provider of animal management software and RFID microchip technology for animal welfare organizations, is pleased to announce that the New Hampshire Humane Society (NHHS), one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in New England, has become the 1,500th shelter to license PetPoint. Every business day an average of one new animal welfare organization licenses PetPoint.

As a SaaS ("Software as a Service") application, PetPoint not only helps shelters to better organize and manage their daily operations but also to reduce, if not eliminate, IT related infrastructure costs. It also enhances operational reporting allowing animal welfare organizations to track aggregate data on a monthly and annual basis. PetPoint is provided free to animal welfare organizations on the basis that these same organizations use 24PetWatch microchips in their adoption process. The 24PetWatch microchip program was launched by Pethealth in 2003.

"We are extremely proud of our PetPoint animal management system and thrilled to welcome the New Hampshire Humane Society to the PetPoint Partnership," says Christa Chadwick, Director, North American Shelter Outreach at Pethealth, Inc. "With the fourth highest adoption rate in New England, the New Hampshire Humane Society is a leader in its region and we look forward to being a part of their continued success."

In addition to using PetPoint, the Society's adoptable animals can now be found at www.petango.com, one of the nation's most visited websites for companion animal related content. Powered by PetPoint, Petango is the only adoptable search site using exclusively live animal data feeds as it is the only site connected directly to the software application run by shelters. Petango was launched in May 2009.

"We are very excited to be the 1,500th animal shelter to license PetPoint software," says Mary DiMaria, Executive Director of the NHHS. "Ever since I received a demonstration at an Animal Expo, I have been impressed by the capabilities of the system and how much it will enhance our ability to use the database to track our animals. Additionally, the ease of uploading our animals to Petango means we can look forward to increasing our visibility beyond the New England region."

The success of PetPoint has allowed the Company to aggregate data on nearly 7-million animal intakes and over 2.4-million pet adoptions since the product was first launched in March 2005. More recently, the application has been positioned to provide logistical support in the growing area of animal transport. More transport related pet data is aggregated via PetPoint every month than any other single source, and more animal welfare organizations rely on PetPoint to co-ordinate their transport needs than any other software application.

The New Hampshire Humane Society has received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator two years in a row for exceptional charitable services and cares for up to 1,600 surrendered pets annually.

About The New Hampshire Humane Society

The New Hampshire Humane Society has pledged to provide care and comfort for all adoptable animals until placement in a loving forever home, no matter how long the wait may be. With the 4th highest rate of adoption in New England, it is able to place 85-90% of available pets with wonderful families each month all over New Hampshire, the surrounding Lakes Region and beyond. NHHS is a private, non-profit animal welfare agency that thrives on public support for its mission, providing medical, behavioral, and emotional care to up to 1,600 surrendered pets annually with the help of dedicated staff and volunteers. Visit www.nhhumane.org for shelter details.

About PetPoint

PetPoint, first introduced in 2005, is now licensed by more than 1,500 animal welfare organizations in North America and has facilitated the adoption of over 2.5 million pets. As a hosted application, animal welfare organizations can not only better organize and care for their homeless and abandoned animals, but can also reduce significantly, if not eliminate, their IT related infrastructure costs. PetPoint is provided free to animal welfare organizations on the basis that these same organizations use the Company's 24PetWatch microchip program for all companion animals adopted. The 24PetWatch microchip program is the most widely used microchip and lost pet recovery service operating in both Canada and the United States.

About Pethealth

Pethealth is the 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 SaaS-based application and is 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 DirectShelterCare, PetPoint, Petango.com and ThePetangoStore.com.

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

Contact Information

  • Pethealth Inc.
    Steve Zeidman
    Managing Director, PetPoint Solutions
    (905) 842 2615
    or
    Pethealth Inc.
    Christa Chadwick
    Director North American Shelter Outreach
    (905) 842 2615