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PetFirst Partners with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pet Insurance Included with Adoptions from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
Partnership with PetFirst provides 30 days of coverage for adopted dogs and cats

Jeffersonville, Indiana. (October 22, 2013)– Adopting a new pet has many rewards ranging from companionship and unconditional love to a life-long bond that begins the moment you meet.  Now, thanks to a partnership with PetFirst, another reward for adopting a pet from Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) includes a 30-day pet insurance coverage plan, which reimburses pet parents for veterinary expenses. 

“Our mission is to build a compassionate society where animals are cared for and valued,” said Jan McHugh-Smith, president and CEO of HSPPR. “Partnering with PetFirst to provide our adopters insurance allows us to further advance that goal.” 

The complimentary 30-day pet insurance plan, provided to adopters of all dogs and cats by PetFirst, provides $1,000 of accident and illness coverage and reimburses 100% of veterinary costs after a $50 deductible. 

“Pet insurance offers adopters the security of veterinary expense reimbursement,” said Katie Grant, CEO of PetFirst.  “Adopters don’t know the past of these animals, so having coverage before something happens gives adopters peace-of-mind.”

The most common claims on adopted pets include ear infections, eye infections, allergies and arthritis.  Of those claims, the cost can range from $146 - $360 per veterinary visit. 

For more information on adopting a pet, call 719-473-1741 or visit HSPPR located at 610 Abbot Lane in Colorado Springs.  The adoption center is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Learn more about affordable pet insurance by visiting www.petfirst.com.

About Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving 25,000 animals last year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from individuals and foundations to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit www.hsppr.org.

About PetFirst 

PetFirst is the fastest growing pet insurer in North America offering easy-to-understand lifelong coverage for dogs and cats. PetFirst’s comprehensive coverage is unique in the industry providing simplified policies with coverage for hereditary, chronic and breed-specific conditions with no per diagnosis limits.  PetFirst offers pet insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through animal welfare agencies, retailers, employers as well as other partners.  PetFirst polices are underwritten by American Alternative Insurance Corporation (Munich Re) which is rated by A.M. Best as A+.  Additional services are underwritten by Lloyd’s.  For more information about PetFirst pet insurance, visit www.petfirst.com.

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Media Contacts:

Gretchen Pressley, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

[o] 719-302-8738

gpressley@hsppr.org

Lynne Choate, PetFirst

[o] 812-206-6982

lchoate@petfirst.com

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