How our flea and tick tag was born
All it takes is one idea to solve an impossible problem.
Robert H. Schuller
It is no great secret that any changes made in society, whether they are huge or infinitesimally minute, are set into motion by just one individual. This has always been the case and remains so today. Sometimes, the individual in question is one of great mind, where their sheer genius sets events into motion that change the world; other times these changes are brought about by a set of coincidences which eventually lead to a revolution in the way people think, and finally, there are times when ordinary people, whose persistence and resourcefulness are fueled by personal tragedy and a need to change things for the better, are the ones whose actions eventually lead to these changes.
In our case, the tragic loss of a great friend was the event which triggered a need for change, a turning-point for Mr. Steven Williams Jr., an event that changed his life, and one that would eventually lead to life-altering changes in the lives of pets, pet owners and others all over the world.
The last decade of the 20th century will be remembered for many different reasons, for Mr. Steven Williams Jr. and his family, it was a decade that forced them to wake up to a harsh reality. Steven’s beloved and long-time friend, a dog named Buster, passed away during this time as a consequence of being slowly poisoned by a ‘commonplace’ anti-flea product. Many of these products are available today (far too many are still made available), but at that time, they were the only efficient option pet owners had at their disposal for ridding pets of parasites.
Steven, like other pet owners at the time, was not aware of the dangers of using these chemical products. And this was how a small problem eventually lead to an absolute nightmare faced by Steven and his family, when they realized that the product that was supposed to be helping their pet live pest-free had actually given Buster liver poisoning, a condition that killed him.
In 1997, with the clear objective of finding a solution which would effectively, and at the same time safely, protect pets and other animals from ticks and fleas, Steven begins working on a project that would investigate the positive effects of Scalar waves on the health of humans and animals alike. This project went global, bringing together scientists from Spain, Switzerland and Germany.
The result of their work was unbelievable! After only a few years of working with and testing these waves, the group was well on their way to producing a product which would be 100% safe (on both animals and humans) and almost 100% effective in repelling pests.
In the 10 years between 1998 and 2008, Mr. Steven Williams Jr. donated over 3 million dollars in order to fund additional research on this revolutionary product, as well as to various associations which advocate for animal protection and to various animal shelters.
However, despite the efforts made by Steven and his team, it is a well-known fact that the world we live in is not always fueled by intentions which are of a humanistic and altruistic nature, and very often, they are more about the bottom line. Pet shops, vet pharmacies and clinics continue to sell chemical anti-parasite products exclusively for financial gain. In 2010 Steven realizes that unless he changes his strategy, he will continue to fight a losing battle.
It was then that he came up with an idea to contact pet and animal owners directly, thus bypassing the middleman completely. But the one piece missing was the how. It was then that it dawned on him that by using the internet as the main channel of communication, he would be able to gain access to millions of people all around the globe! And with this in place, Pet Protector is born!