If a lost pet arrives at a vet or rescue centre and its microchip contains out of date contact details, the owner may not be traceable. In this instance, Animal Search UK will search 192.com’s 700 million public records to find the owner’s current contact details.
Among the resources available on 192.com are edited electoral roll records, names of co-habitees at a property, neighbours contact details and telephone numbers.
Dominic Blackburn, Product Director at 192.com said: “Our site contains the most up to date addresses for people in the UK by collating key sources of public data, and we’re pleased to help Animal Search UK. ”
Tom Watkins from Animal Search UK says: “We’re increasingly aware of mico-chipped pets being re-homed because the chips’ details were not up to date. We hope searches on 192.com will help eradicate this issue, and the pets concerned can be reunited with their owners.”
The partnership between 192.com and Animal Search UK marries two powerful search sites.
192.com has 11 million unique users a month, and is used to find friends and family and verify identities. Animal Search UK’s free website has an automatic lost and found pet matching system where owners can report missing pets and upload pet photographs. Those finding pets can also submit reports and photos. The website automatically notifies pet owners of potential matches, if the location and type of the missing pet indicates a positive result. Animal Search UK has over 50,000 hits a month and over 1100 lost and found pets are freely listed each month.
Animal Search UK has the UK’s only professional pet search team. Uniformed pet detectives comb the UK in high visibility patrol vehicles, searching sheds and garages, quizzing members of the public and distributing posters and leaflets. Search teams are highly effective at raising awareness of missing pets and reuniting them, with an average success rate of 80%.
Report a missing pet or call Animal Search UK on 01432 266 900.