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Dog gone? There’s an app for that

Monday, December 8, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Starting this week, Austin dog owners will be able to find their dogs using facial recognition software. On Thursday, the Austin Animal Center and other animal shelters in the area will announce their partnership with Finding Rover — an app that assists owners in finding their dogs. Both owners and those who find lost dogs can use the app to return lost animals to their homes. In a news release from the city, Chief Animal Services Officer Abigail Smith said her department was thrilled that the app had selected Austin as its launch city, and that the technology would help reduce the number of animals entering the city’s shelter.

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