New Emergency Pet Care Packs

At the NZCAR we like to make owners aware of any new products that can help our pets.

One of the latest new products to hit the market is the Pet Connection's Emergency Pet Care Pack.

This kit includes:

  • a removable decal for your front door that records the type and number of pets that live with you.
  • two wallet cards which you can add your emergency contact details on in case of an accident.
  • two key tags to pop on a key ring so emergency services know to check your wallet for contact details.

The idea is if you are involved in an accident then people are made aware your pets may be alone and need help. Likewise in an emergency authorities can quickly identify what pets are on the property and may need assistance, even if you are not there.

The kits retail for $14 and will be available online and through approved stockists. A portion of every sale is to be donated to animal welfare organisations that reunites people with their pets.

The packs have been created by the Pet Connection, a dedicated online pet directory for New Zealand pet owners - www.petconnection.co.nz. Pet Connection has been created by Vicky Wallis who wanted to create a directory that offers both free and paid listings.

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New Zealand Companion Animal Conference 2018

Auckland, New Zealand 17-19 September 2018

The New Zealand Companion Animal Council (NZCAC) is excited to be hosting the 2018 Companion Animal Conference from 17-19 September at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland, New Zealand.

The conference theme is ‘Human Behaviour Change for Animals.’ Everyone working to improve the welfare of animals understands that human behaviour towards animals impacts on welfare and is the root cause of much animal suffering. To meaningfully improve animal welfare, we must change human behaviour. To change human behaviour, we need to understand the attitudes and beliefs that motivate people to behave as they do and find the best ways to encourage them to make changes that improve animal welfare.

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New Facial Recognition Technology helps find lost pets

New Zealand is now home to one of the most sophisticated and intelligent systems in the world to find your lost pet.

‘PiP’ Facial Recognition, as it is known, will revolutionise the way we reunite lost pets with their families according to the New Zealand Companion Animal Council (NZCAC). The Council is the owner of the New Zealand Companion Animal Register (NZCAR), which has now added this highly advanced facial recognition system to the existing New Zealand Companion Animal Register services. “Combined with the New Zealand Companion Animal Register microchip database and Scanner Angel smart network ‘PiP’ Facial Recognition will add another dimension to helping find lost animals” says the NZCAC Manager, Dr Jessica Walker.

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