Published: 00:00, 14 April 2003
| Updated: 10:32, 14 April 2003
A PETS reunited-style internet site has been launched by a Kent couple to help owners find their missing animals.
Jason and Stella Hulott have set up the website to make locating a lost dog, cat or even gerbil that much easier, after their traumatic experience of losing two of their own cats.
The Hulotts, from Fordwich Drive in Frindsbury, near Strood, spent three days trying to find and telephone every cattery, vets, animal rescue and RSPCA centre in the area.
Now they hope their site www.pets999.com will make the numbers an owner needs instantly available at the touch of a button.
The site also includes guides on pet care and even a pet vaccination e-mail reminder service.
Mr Hulott, 31, said: "In setting up the site we want to make it easier for people at what can be a truly awful time. Pets999.com is different than other lost-and-found services in that you get the information and do the phoning yourself. It's also a web-based service so access to information in 24/7.
"Lost-and-found services may take the pressure off you by doing the ringing round for you but I think most people would prefer to do that themselves so they can be 100 per cent sure the calls have been made."
Mr Hulott, added: "The site is free at the moment but we have plans to spend money improving the site and we will need to charge to be able to do that. But you can't put a price on finding a lost pet, as anyone who has animals will tell you."