Reinventing lost & found – digital smart tags has benefits over microchipping
For those looking for a better way to help lost pets find their way home, FinderCodes, LLC is happy to announce that Target will begin carrying its new Pet Owner Lost and Found Kit on June 6. For the launch, Target, together with Pedigree, is sponsoring a gift card promotion: for a limited time, anyone who purchases a FinderCodes Lost and Found Kit and Pedigree Pet Food will receive a $5 Target gift card.
“We’re pleased to offer this innovative product nationwide to protect pets if they become lost and safeguard their owners from identity theft.”
FinderCodes has essentially reinvented the lost and found process. (Click here for video) Using QR code-embedded “Smart Tags” and today’s technologies, a “Good Samaritan” finder of a lost pet can instantly broadcast alert messages to the owner’s multiple points of contacts, and even include a map of the pet’s location. The process is initiated by scanning the tag with a smartphone (or entering its code online). FinderCodes unique system does not expose either the finder’s nor owner’s contact information. All communication can be done anonymously through the FinderCodes system, a valuable feature given today’s continuing rise in identity theft.
FinderCodes Smart Tags offer many advantages over microchipping and traditional pet tags. Recent studies have shown that microchips are not the silver bullet most pet owners believe them to be. Due to a multiplicity of databases and a lack in the uniformity of codes, many microchips cannot be read or their data located. In fact, on its website, the Humane Society of the United States (www.humanesociety.org) advises, “…microchips aren’t foolproof, and you shouldn’t rely on them exclusively to protect your pet.”
With no subscription fees, FinderCodes Smart Tags are a low-cost, ideal complement to microchips as a way to protect cherished pets against loss. Additionally, FinderCodes provides the option to share important information with the finder about a pet that traditional tags can’t. This includes a reward amount, the pet’s dietary or medical needs, and emergency veterinarian information. And since owners can always update their information at any time, the tags never become obsolete.
“Having Target—one of the nation’s largest retailers—as a retail partner and Pedigree as a promotional partner is a big win for us and pet owners everywhere,” says FinderCodes founder and CMO Blake Sohn. “We’re pleased to offer this innovative product nationwide to protect pets if they become lost and safeguard their owners from identity theft.”
FinderCodes Pet Owner Lost and Found Kits can be purchased exclusively at Target for $14.99 and include a small heart-shaped, bone-shaped, and a standard tag to fit any size pet. FinderCodes are made in USA and come with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.
For more information on FinderCodes, please visit FinderCodes.com, Twitter.com/FinderCodes, or Facebook.com/FinderCodes.