NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Humane Association (NHA) is holding a discount pet adoption event today for the launch of a new pet health app.
The app in question is TailTrax, an app launching this weekend that will provide pet owners with real-time health information about their animals.
"We're excited to be partnering with TailTrax for this special kickoff event on Memorial Day weekend," said Laura Chavarria, Executive Director of the NHA. "Events like these raise awareness for adoptable shelter pets who are looking to find their forever homes, and partners like TailTrax help make events like these happen."
At the event, all adopters of adult dogs, cats and kittens will participate in a drawing that will determine the discount they receive on their adoption.
Set to appear at the adoption event are Olympic gold-medalist Scott Hamilton, as well as former Major League Baseball players Garrett Jones, Alex Presley and Michael McKenry. There, they will be meeting with fans and signing autographs. The athletes will be there from noon until 2 p.m.
Here's how the new app, TailTrax, works: When an animal is registered, it is assigned to the litter with which it was birthed. This ties the animal to its litter family and using what TailTrax calls 'litter-link technology.' This will allow the families of pets to see the health information of their pet's litter, alerting them to potential issues or concerns.
For adopted animals, pet parents will have immediate access to the medical records of their new family member on TailTrax.
NHA will be using TailTrax in the future for the animals that come through their shelter, allowing those who adopt from them to get an early start on how to take care of their new pet, and with hope, keep them healthy throughout the span of their life.
"This is a way to modernize how people share [pet] health information," said Becca Morris, Director of Development and Operations at NHA. "I think it's a revolutionary concept that will keep people connected, but also help animals stay healthy."
NHA is open and accepting adoptions now until it closes at 5 p.m. this evening. If you're interested in adding a pet to your family today, they are located at 213 Oceola Avenue, near the White Bridge Road and Charlotte Pike intersection.