Agreement Creates National Pet Recovery System
PetLynx™ Corporation, an information network of lost and found pets, has signed an agreement with the Canadian Federation of Humane
Societies to create Canada's first national pet recovery system. Each year, there are an estimated one million missing pets reported in
Canada. Of these, fewer than 25 percent are returned to their owners and almost half are euthanized. PetLynx™ and the CFHS expect to
greatly reduce those numbers through their partnership.
ShelterLynx™ is modeled after a lost and found pets system created and used by the City of Calgary's Animal Services department.
Calgary's system is highly successful and sees 80 per cent of all missing pets returned to their owners. The former head of Animal Services,
Jerry Aschenbrenner, now an advisor for the PetLynx Board of Directors.
A National Information Network
While a number of pet recovery programs exist across Canada, PetLynx™ is the country's first truly national information network dealing
with lost and found pets. It works with any existing database such as those used by municipalities, licensing agencies and veterinarians.
PetLynx™ also accepts all current identification devices or methods used to track missing pets such as tattoos, licenses, rabies tags, microchips,
pictures, or text.
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