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Free App Helps Locate Lost Pets

Updated: Wednesday, August 28 2013, 11:23 AM CDT

A new app is helping pet lovers reunite with their lost four-legged friends. It's called Finding Rover and it's free to the public.


"Anytime somebody finds a dog whether it be in a pound or a shelter or the park, all they have to do is take a picture and they'll identify it," says John Polimeno, Founder, Finding Rover.


Finding Rover uses state of the art facial recognition technology to scan lost or found pets into a database. It's as easy as downloading the app through the Apple store. Once you do that, tap either the lost or found button and take a picture of the animal. There's even a button that barks to grab the pets attention. After aligning the eyes and nose of the dog, the picture is downloaded into the system.


"Now that we've taken a picture of Hammie and she's been found, everyone within 10 miles that has the app gets this in their feed showing that I found Hammie. If you lost your dog you can also look at this to see all the found dogs. You can also do the facial recognition search which will also find her," says Polimeno.


There's a section for pet owners to put a phone number with their pet's picture. Even those who find your pet can leave information behind so you can be reunited with your best friend.


"We are able to identify a dog with 98% accuracy," says Polimeno.


Finding Rover launched four weeks ago and already 20,000 dogs have been registered using the app. In just a few weeks, Android users will be able to download it too. The facial recognition technology will also be available to cat owners in the near future.


Click the link below for more details. http://findingrover.com/


By Ashley Miller

Free App Helps Locate Lost Pets


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