Hannah the Pet Society issues statement setting the record straight following inaccurate TV news story

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For immediate release
Aug. 10, 2016
Contact: Kara Hansen, kara@hubbellcommunications.com

Portland, Oregon – Hannah the Pet Society released a statement today following the airing of a factually inaccurate story on KGW TV:

It’s unfortunate that KGW chose to air unsubstantiated complaints from anonymous, disgruntled former employees. It’s also unfortunate the station neglected to speak with the many, many happy customers and team members at Hannah the Pet Society.

Euthanasia is a painful part of caring for Pets. The good news is that, at Hannah, we’ve been able to reduce the number of Pets being euthanized because we offer comprehensive veterinary care and behavioral training for an affordable, set price, which ultimately improves the health of dogs and cats and extends their lives with their families. We want to ensure our members and the public at large have these facts following an inaccurate news story that recently aired on KGW TV.

Nationally, about 35 percent of pets that come through shelters are euthanized each year. The Oregon shelter community generally has a much better and lower rate, but it still euthanizes about 10 percent of Pets each year. Hannah, however, has an even better rate – far below 1 percent.

In the rare case euthanasia is our last resort, our policy is to consult with the Pet Parents and base the decision on the quality of life for their Pet. If a Pet Parent ever disagrees with our evaluation, they are free to take their Pet and seek other options.

In addition to providing comprehensive Pet health care, Hannah the Pet Society has pristine medical facilities and a staff-to- vet ratio that is much better than the national average, enabling us to provide better care. Our facilities meet or exceed all applicable laws and standards, and our employees meet strict training and on-boarding requirements. And no Hannah member is ever limited by an inability to pay for diagnostic work, because we provide inclusive services for a fixed price.

We would welcome anyone to take a tour who is interested in seeing our state-of- the-art facilities for themselves.

Hannah the Pet Society is pleased to report that the company has continued to improve its offerings and expand, and we’re happy to answer any questions from our members and the community at large. Together, we can help Pets to live the longest, happiest and healthiest lives possible. About Hannah the Pet Society Hannah the Pet Society was founded in 2010 with a goal to reduce the number of Pets in humane societies and shelters by removing the barriers that stop families from keeping a Pet or adding a Pet to their family – ultimately helping Pets to live the longest, happiest and healthiest lives possible. The company also has a charitable arm called Hannah’s Helping Hands that aims to remove financial barriers to provide Pets for veterans and their families along with school classrooms, senior facilities and group homes for those with special needs. Hannah the Pet Society’s Health and Education Centers are located in Southeast Portland and Tigard. For more information, please visit www.hannahsociety.com.

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