The Animal Foundation Launches New Facial Recognition Technology for Lost Pets

Las Vegas - ­ The Animal Foundation is joining the growing rank of shelters across the country that are using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats in their community. Through a new partnership with Finding Rover, a free mobile app that helps pet owners find their lost pets in real-time using facial recognition, The Animal Foundation is making it possible for users of Finding Rover to search the shelter and surrounding areas right from their smartphone or computer. 

“Finding Rover brings together a community to help more lost pets find their way back home,” said Zoie Keast, Assistant Director of Operations at The Animal Foundation. “We’re very excited about being able to offer this new and valuable tool for finding lost dogs and cats and ensuring a happy reunion with their owners.”

Pet owners can register their pets on Finding Rover for free by uploading their pet’s photo, entering a few details about their pet and sharing their contact details. Once a pet is registered, it is protected for life as The Animal Foundation’s entire database of dogs and cats is continually uploaded and integrated into Finding Rover. 

“Dogs and cats are beloved family members, and when they go missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved,” said John Polimeno, CEO and Founder of Finding Rover. “We want to do everything we can to safeguard our pets from being lost forever. Registering on Finding Rover is an important step all pet-parents should take to further protect their furry family members.”   

Interested pet owners can learn more about Finding Rover online at www.FindingRover.com.  

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ABOUT THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION

The Animal Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas Valley. The Animal Foundation operates the highest volume single-site animal shelter in America, saving more than 20,000 pets last year. Founded in 1978, The Animal Foundation's lifesaving programs are designed to address the root causes of pet overpopulation and homelessness and include: adoptions; low-cost spay and neuter; microchipping and vaccination services; lost & found pets; Community Cats; and more. In June 2015, The Animal Foundation announced Mission: Possible 2020, a strategic initiative to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals who come to them in need by the end of the year 2020. To learn more about The Animal Foundation or view adoptable pets online, visit animalfoundation.com.