Lost Pets in Australia

Author: Neil   Date Posted:20 September 2016 

Recently, I stumbled across some alarming statistics about lost pets...

Don’t Let your Pet Become a Statistic


Recently, I stumbled across some alarming statistics in the United States in relation to domestic pets that end up in pounds or animal shelters after becoming lost each year. What’s just as alarming is that Australia’s numbers aren’t looking any better. Even though we try our best to keep our furry friends safe and under our control, the sneaky things can find their way out sometimes leaving us uncertain about their health and safety but thankfully, we discovered a nifty little product that may make our lives a little easier!

But before I continue, I think it’s good to have an idea of what kind of ‘alarming’ figures we are facing. Over 200,000 pets were taken in to council pounds and pet shelters in 2014 Australia wide (statistics provided by Petrescue). The sadder news? Over half of these loved pets were euthanized simply because they were never found by their owners. Keep in mind that these statistics don’t include the pet rescue organisations that retrieve animals daily and attempt to look after them on small-scale budgets.

And how many pets got returned? Only 22% of cats and dogs were reunited with their correct owners in 2014 -2015 (according to the RSPCA2).

As a pet owner, these numbers can be quite daunting, however your pet doesn’t have to be a part of those figures. Microchipping, correct fencing, pet GPS tracking devices, animal containment systems etc should all be implied to keep your pet safe, however sometimes things simply don’t go as planned. Gates can be accidentally left open, microchip scanners aren’t accessible to a regular person in their street at 6pm and GPS systems can be restricted by short battery lives. To ensure that your pet has the best chance of being returned to you, Pets Australia3 highly recommends two reliable forms of ID on your pet to be easily accessible.

Luckily, I got a chance to get my hands on a new and unique product that is becoming increasingly popular across the United States and around the world - The Paw Prints ID tag! The Paw Prints ID tag is attached to your pet’s collar and allows someone who comes across your pet to have 3 easy ways to contact you promptly.

In a world full of smartphones, the QR Code (Quick response code) printed clearly on the front of the tag provides a quick and easy way for someone to have access to all the information about your pet and your contact details you wish to provide. Alternatively, for those who don’t have a smartphone, they still have 2 other ways to conveniently to access your information – the Paw Prints ID website and 24-hour call support Centre.

But how will you know if someone finds your pet? Once the code is scanned or the code is entered into the website, within just 30 seconds you will receive a text and email, and if GPS mode is enabled, a map of an exact location of where your pet is, will be attached to the notifications as well!

The Paw Prints ID gives YOU full control of the information you provide on your pet’s tag. Medical information is essential to keep track of, and the Paw Prints ID makes this easy! Keep your pet’s important medical info simple and all in one place! Information including; allergies, medications, likes and dislikes, previous x-rays, flea and tick reminders and more are available right at your fingertips! The Paw Prints ID is perfect for a holiday away from home with your furry friend, or if someone is looking after your pet while you are on holiday maintain some peace of mind with the Paw Prints ID smart and simple information system. It’s better to be safe than sorry right?

I highly recommend you watch the video below to view all of the features of the exclusive, fast growing product! Minimize the chance of your pet becoming a statistic and pre-order your Paw Prints ID by September 30 and save $10.00! (delivered October 2016). Click here to visit the Paw Prints ID product page.

  1. https://d339b5nop2tkmp.cloudfront.net/content/reports/PetRescue-Annual-Report-2013-2014.pdf (pg. 16)
  2. https://www.rspca.org.au/sites/default/files/website/The-facts/Statistics/RSPCA_Australia-Report_on_animal_outcomes-2014-2015.pdf
  3. http://petsaustralia.org/the-big-issues/two-forms-of-id-keeps-pets-safer/

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