Target: Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear
Goal: Approve the use of a digital animal management program for the animals at a local shelter
The McCracken County Animal Shelter in Kentucky is seeking approval from the state for a new online data system to help them keep track of all of the animals at their facilities. The system they are proposing is called “PetPoint” and it will help workers keep track of all of the animals while also reducing traffic into the shelter. On the PetPoint website, the makers describe the tool as an easy to use web-based animal management program that is designed for animal shelters and rescue groups.
There are many benefits to micro-chipping animals. It is a stress-free form of identification that will help shelters quickly identify the animal’s name and address and it will help quickly bring the animal back to its rightful owners. In this case, PetPoint would give the animal shelter employees an easy way to keep track of all of the animals in the shelter and identify the homeless animals from the ones that lost its owners.
Every year over 700 cats and dogs end up at the shelter, which means that they all get manually recorded into the shelter’s system database. The shelter employees believe that the new online system will make it easier to provide care for all of the animals. If an animal were to go missing, an animal rescue employee can quickly scan the chip and know exactly who the owner of the pet is.
Please sign this petition to ask the Kentucky government to approve the use of the web-based animal management program.
Dear Governor Steve Beshear,
A local shelter in Kentucky needs your help in approving the use of a new web-based animal management program that will help them keep track of all of the rescued animals. The animal shelter sees this as a highly beneficial system because they can quickly report any lost pets to their rightful owners with a scan of a microchip.
Thousands of pet owners lose their animals every year and installing a tiny tracker in their bodies can greatly reduce the numbers of lost pets and animals that are abandoned at the animal shelters and rescue centers.
Please consider approving the use of PetPoint for the McCracken County Animal Shelter. About 700 animals enter the shelter every year and this system could greatly reduce that number.
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