“Why do I need Pet Insurance?” Is something I hear a lot. But, yes, pet insurance is very important! Policies stuffed with confusing jargon (co-pays, deductibles and caps) alone can be enough to put some pet parents off from signing up. Then there’s the costs involved. But our beloved furry family members deserve the very best. After all, they frequently do unexpected things, putting their own health – and sometimes your wallet – on the line.
So you’re heading back home to spend Thanksgiving with relatives. But, this being a family holiday, you don’t want to leave your fur babies behind! Maybe you’re taking a short drive, or perhaps you’re flying. How ever you’re getting to your destination of choice, Activ4Pets wants to provide the very best pet travel advice.
It is with great pleasure that we announce our new IT partnership with Shelter Buddy. Headquartered in Queensland, Australia, Shelter Buddy is a multi-functional database that assists animal welfare organizations around the world with the cataloguing and data management of the pets in their care.
As an organization committed to animal welfare, Activ4Pets is delighted to be working alongside such a renowned and innovative company. Shelter Buddy CEO Mark Townend comments, ‘At Shelter Buddy we are always looking to incorporate new technology solutions to enable our animal shelter partners gain efficiency and resources that help further their mission of saving animal lives.
‘As a result, we are thrilled to launch our partnership and IT integration with Activ4Pets. Connecting our software with Activ4Pets platform enables our shelter partners to seamlessly transfer all their adopted pets’ information and health records to the new owners’ mobile phones without lifting a finger. The exchange is completed automatically on the day of adoption, so the information is available as soon as the pet adopter arrives home.
‘Most importantly, this will help shelter staff save time spent answering follow up phone calls from pet adopters to retrieve information like vaccination histories, microchip numbers or medications. They can now access all that and more from their mobile phone should they need to share it with their veterinarian, boarder, or groomer.’
Activ4Pets’ mobile app and portal serve as a handy communication tool connecting adopters with every aspect of their pet’s life. Pet parents can use A4P to consult with their veterinarian remotely via video chat, track pet weight and wellness, set reminders and even find pet services in their local area.
Activ4Pets Founder and CEO Florent Monssoh comments, ‘Since its inception, Activ4Pets has worked diligently in the Animal Shelter community to deliver easy-to-use, convenient pet health tools to adopters and shelters alike. Shelter Buddy will enable us to assist a much wider audience of pet lovers while helping more shelters focus more directly on saving animal lives. We are truly excited to be partnering with Mark and his team.’
Townend continues, ‘I commend Florent, an already successful global IT entrepreneur for his vision of taking a state-of-the-art human telemedicine solution – Activ Doctors Online – and creating Activ4Pets to provide the same high-tech health care benefit for the beloved pets and animal welfare organizations around the globe. Through our partnership, I look forward to continuing to innovate with Activ4Pets for the benefit of animal shelters and pets.’