From September, any pet owner continuing an Agria 4 Weeks Free puppy or kitten policy will be given free membership of leading lost and found service, Pet 24.
Membership of the service is a new benefit Agria is making available to all owners moving their pet onto a full policy from Agria Pet Insurance, the Agria Breeder Club, Kennel Club Pet Insurance or the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF).
Pet 24 is designed to complement micro-chipping, with pets registered on the scheme wearing a tag on their collar carrying a unique code. Should they go missing, the person finding them can simply call the number on their tag and quote the pet’s individual reference number. The Pet 24 emergency team – who has so far reunited over 20,000 pets with their owners – can then instantly access owner details to have the pet safely home as quickly as possible.
If emergency veterinary treatment is required, Pet 24 will also arrange this, as well as help the finder take care of the pet until the owner has been contacted.
Since the new benefit was introduced, hundreds of owners have already automatically been sent their Pet 24 packs along with their confirmation of insurance details. The packs include an Agria branded tag for their pet’s collar and instructions on how to register their details online.
Sitting alongside Agria’s 24-hour Pet Health Helpline, Pet 24 is included by the pet insurer to give owners a policy that provides support to owners beyond simply providing veterinary cover. It is also proving helping for breeders keen to encourage new owners not allow their insurance cover to lapse once their 4 Weeks Free expires.
“Pet 24 is delighted to have teamed up with Agria, who we see as leading the way in pet insurance. Both Pet 24 and Agria care for pets, and we are proud of our role in returning straying cats and dogs to their owners 24 hours a day,” says Romek Kriwald, Managing Director of Pet 24.
“We are very excited to add Pet 24’s lost and found service to the policies we sell to new owners. This visual identification system complements micro-chipping and enables anybody finding the pet to make contact with the owner really quickly through Pet 24’s emergency team. Moreover if a pet is ill or injured when found, there’s vital confirmation for any attending vet that Agria insurance is in place,” says Simon Wheeler, Managing Director of Agria Pet Insurance.
Notes for editors:
Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal, equine and agricultural insurance. Founded in Sweden over 120 years ago, Agria came to the UK in 2009 and is now a prominent player in the UK pet insurance sector. Agria UK works with vets, breeders and affiliates providing insurance for cats and dogs. Agria also administrates pet insurance schemes for the leading small animal registration bodies, The Kennel Club and the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). 2. For more information see www.agriapet.co.uk / www.kcinsurance.co.uk / www.gccfinsurance.co.uk
For more information about Pet 24, see www.pet24.org.uk