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You Can Now Use Facial Recognition Tech to Find a Lost Pet

App has reunited 15,000 pets with their owners.

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People who are desperately looking for their lost pet have a new tool at their disposal.

It’s an app called Finding Rover that uses facial recognition to help find lost animals, ABC News reports.

You upload a picture of your cat or dog, and the app evaluates it against a database of found or rescued pets. The database includes more than 1 million animals, according to ABC News.

John Polimeno, founder of the app, told the news outlet that it’s “reunited over 15,000 pets with their owners” so far.

In evaluating for a match, it examines a number of features, such as fur color and space between the eyes.

More than 600 animals shelter in the U.S. and Canada, along with Australia, are using the app.

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Debra Rahl of Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter told ABC’s Good Morning America: “We struggled with the lost and found here until we’ve started to use this tool.”

Read more at the ABC News

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