Today, The Northeast Animal Shelter announced the launch of a new program that provides 30 days of pet insurance coverage for shelter pets at no cost. Coverage is provided by Trupanion, the nation’s fastest growing provider of pet insurance in North America.
The program offers adopters financial peace of mind. Veterinary costs associated with unexpected injuries or illnesses their new pet may develop after leaving the shelter will be covered by Trupanion at 90 percent.
“When we place a pet in a new home, our hope is always that it is a forever home,” said Northeast Animal Shelter’s Director, Laurie McCannon. “In addition to matching pets and owners for compatibility, our new partnership with Trupanion now helps us ensure that adoptive owners will be able to provide the necessary medical care, no matter the cost, for their new pets if something should arise.”
Every pet at Northeast Animal Shelter is examined by the shelter’s veterinary team, who provide detailed medical records of any treatment received during their shelter stay. These records help to determine any pre-existing conditions the pet may have. All conditions not considered pre-existing will be covered at 90%, after a $250 deductible, with no payout limits per year, per condition, or over the lifetime of the pet. And there are no waiting periods – coverage starts immediately.
“We are strong supporters of shelter pets and we are thrilled to have Northeast Animal Shelter on board,” said Alison Andrew, senior vice president and head of the shelter program at Trupanion. “Many of us have adopted pets ourselves and we know the joy that comes with bringing home that new four-legged family member. To be able to provide peace of mind to these new pet owners, so their pet can get the care it needs in the event of an emergency, is a really great feeling.”
Trupanion hopes to expand the shelter program all across the United States and Canada within the next several months. The following requirements must be met for shelter participation:
· 501(c)3 status
· Average of 2,000 or more dogs and/or cats rehomed annually
· Veterinarian on staff
· Ability to provide the following medical care to all pets before adoption:
o Physical exam
o FELV/FIV or heartworm test
o Routine vaccines
o Internal parasite control
· An accepted behavior assessment program
Shelters interested in more information on how to get involved with Trupanion’s shelter program can call Trupanion’s shelter support team at 877.589.1836.
Trupanion is the second-largest pet insurance provider in North America1 and an industry leader, offering cat and dog insurance in the United States and Canada. Trupanion’s policy includes coverage of hereditary and congenital conditions with no payout limits per incident, per year, or over the lifetime of the pet. Trupanion’s corporate culture includes an office with 250 employees and 90 dogs and cats (a 3:1 human to pet ratio). Trupanion Inc. owns American Pet Insurance Company (APIC). APIC, which has earned a Financial Stability Rating® of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, Inc. underwrites Trupanion. For more information call 800-569-7913 or visit Trupanion.com. You can also follow Trupanion on Twitter or Facebook.
1North American Pet Health Insurance Industry Report, 2012
About Northeast Animal Shelter
As one of New England’s oldest and largest no-kill shelters, Northeast Animal Shelter has placed over 100,000 animals in loving, forever homes since their founding in 1976. Dedicated to saving unwanted dogs and cats, their innovative programs such as Canine and Feline rescue, Community Outreach, and Spay and Neuter are all focused on dealing with the problem of overpopulation and the humane treatment of animals. For more information on Northeast Animal Shelter, visit them at http://www.northeastanimalshelter.org/.