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Pethealth Sheds Light on Black Dog, Black Cat Syndrome

Aggregate data from PetPoint challenges belief that black dogs and cats are harder to adopt.

(TSX:PTZ) Pethealth Inc. (“Pethealth” or the “Company”)—In answer to numerous news articles and anecdotal reports in support of the belief that black dogs and cats are more difficult to adopt and wait longer in shelters, Pethealth has released aggregate data collected through PetPoint animal management system bringing new statistical insight to the discussion.

Euthanasia of Cats and Dogs Declining According to September PetPoint Report

Pethealth Inc. releases its September PetPoint Report, a monthly gauge of both pet adoptions and relinquishments affecting animal welfare.

(TSX:PTZ) Pethealth Inc. - Euthanasia of cats and dogs declined 12% and 3% respectively year on year according to the September PetPoint Report, marking the thirteenth consecutive month year on year euthanasia of cats has declined. Year on year intakes of cats have also declined steadily, particularly with respect to stray intakes which have exhibited double-digit year on year decreases in ten of the past thirteen months.

Stray Intakes of Dogs and Cats Declining According to August PetPoint Report

Pethealth Inc. releases its August PetPoint Report, a monthly gauge of both pet adoptions and relinquishments affecting animal welfare.

(TSX:PTZ) Pethealth Inc.—Stray intakes of dogs and cats declined 3% and 10% respectively year on year according to the August PetPoint Report. At the same time, euthanasia of dogs and cats declined 4% and 10% respectively, marking the twelfth consecutive month of declining year on year euthanasia of cats.

PetPoint Excels as Emergency Software of Choice for Animal Welfare Groups

Pethealth’s animal management software provides most comprehensive support for animal welfare groups facing natural disasters.

(TSX:PTZ) Pethealth Inc. (“Pethealth” or the “Company”)— As wildfires sweep across central Texas, Pethealth staff is once again working on the ground and online with shelters in the area to coordinate rescue efforts and reconnect lost pets with their owners. At the hub of this endeavor is PetPoint, the Company’s nation-leading animal management software through which licensed organizations are able to manage their intakes and outcomes, thereby maintaining efficient and organized operations on a daily basis and in emergency situations.

Intakes of Cats Declining According to July PetPoint Report

Pethealth Inc. releases its July PetPoint Report, a monthly gauge of both pet adoptions and relinquishments affecting animal welfare.

(TSX:PTZ) Pethealth Inc. (“Pethealth” or the “Company”)—Intakes of cats declined 11% year on year according to the July PetPoint Report. At the same time, adoption fees for cats over one year of age declined 10% to $37.56, the lowest reported adoption fee for cats in that age category since Pethealth released the first PetPoint Report in October 2010. Adoption fees for cats under one year also declined 4%.

Poor U.S. Economic Data Prompts Municipally Owned Animal Control Agencies to Move to PetPoint

Cloud based application gaining greater acceptance amongst animal control organisations.

(TSX: PTZ) Pethealth Inc. (“Pethealth” or the “Company”) – Economic data from the United States relating to job losses and municipal budget cuts is prompting more animal control organisations to seek outsourcing their software and data hosting needs to Pethealth Inc., owners of the PetPoint animal management application.

Cat Transfers On the Rise According to June PetPoint Report

Pethealth Inc. releases its June PetPoint Report, a monthly gauge of both pet adoptions and relinquishments affecting animal welfare.

(TSX:PTZ) Pethealth Inc.—Transfers of cats out of reporting animal welfare organizations (“AWOs”) increased 20% year on year, continuing an unbroken nine month trend, according to the June PetPoint Report. Inbound transfers of cats also increased by 6% year on year, reversing a seven month declining trend.

Pethealth Inc. Partners with Wisconsin Humane Society

Nationally recognized animal welfare organization partners with leading pet insurance provider to offer comprehensive private-labelled insurance.

(TSX:PTZ) Pethealth Inc. (“Pethealth” or the “Company”), the second largest provider of pet health insurance, and the leading provider of management software and RFID microchip technology to animal welfare organizations in the United States and Canada, is pleased to announce it has signed a strategic agreement with the Wisconsin Humane Society. Under the terms of the agreement and expanding on its existing relationship with the Wisconsin Humane Society, Pethealth will now offer the Wisconsin Humane Society Pet Insurance Program (“WHS Pet Insurance”), a comprehensive line of pet health insurance packages covering accidents and illnesses, including hereditary conditions, for dogs and cats.

Adoption Fees for Dogs Over 1 Year Reach 5 Year High

Pethealth Inc. releases its May PetPoint Report, a monthly gauge of both pet adoptions and relinquishments affecting animal welfare.

(TSX:PTZ) Pethealth Inc.- Adoption fees for dogs over 1 year of age increased 2% year on year to reach a peak average of $95, the highest average adoption fee reported in that segment since 2006, according to the May PetPoint Report. Average adoption fees for dogs under 1 year increased 4%. Conversely adoption fees for cats over and less than 1 year of age declined 16% and 6% respectively.
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