OAKVILLE, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 -- Pethealth Inc. ("Pethealth" or "the Company") (TSX: PTZ), North America's leading provider of animal management software, microchip identification for companion animals, and pet health insurance, is pleased to announce that Best Friends Animal Society's latest venture, the NKLA Adoption Center, has become the 2,000th animal welfare organization ("AWO") to license PetPoint. The new adoption center is located in the heart of West Los Angeles.
PetPoint was first introduced in March 2005. As a cloud based 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. Equally important, the application enhances operational reporting, allowing AWOs to better understand and use their data to reduce euthanizations and increase adoptions in the communities they serve.
PetPoint has two versions of its software: PetPoint Lite for rescue groups; PetPoint Professional for larger AWOs including municipally owned animal control agencies. PetPoint Lite and PetPoint Professional are provided free of charge to those AWOs who agree to exclusively use the Company's microchip and database related services and promote the Company's leading shelter focused pet insurance programs.
In 2012, the Company introduced PetPoint Enterprise, a paid for application providing enhanced functionality. Over 100 organizations now pay for the application. Beginning in the third quarter of 2013, the Company will introduce Phase 2 of PetPoint Enterprise, including enhanced licensing functionality for those AWOs engaged in animal licensing operations and a full veterinary clinic application for the growing number of AWOs now operating full service veterinary clinics/hospitals for the public.
Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles opened its first California-based facility in Mission Hills as a cooperative venture with the City of Los Angeles in January 2012. Prior to opening, in 2011, they licensed PetPoint Enterprise for the Mission Hills facility. The success of this shelter has prompted the group to open the second facility in West Los Angeles, which will also be a joint venture with community based partners.
"The opening of this center is an innovative opportunity to collaborate with our NKLA coalition partners to move the lifesaving needle forward for Los Angeles' homeless pets," said Marc Peralta, Executive Director for Best Friends Los Angeles. "From our experiences in Mission Hills, we know that PetPoint will be a powerful, technological ally in helping us achieve the goal in making Los Angeles, No-Kill Los Angeles."
The new NKLA Adoption Center, a partnership between over 60 rescue groups led by Best Friends Animal Society, will provide additional adoption opportunities for the homeless animals of Los Angeles. The NKLA center is scheduled to be launched with a grand opening planned for August 2013. The facility is state-of-the-art and fully equipped with high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi, and touch screen technology.
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