Pet owners in Plano now have access to new technology that could make it easier to be reunited with lost pets.
The city of Plano on Oct. 23 announced it is now using facial-recognition technology to help owners of lost pets find their pets at a local shelter.
The city is partnering with Finding Rover, a service that allows pet owners to register their pets, upload a photo and leave contact information in the event their pet gets lost. The pet registration process is free on the service’s website.
When registering, residents should use the same email address that the animal shelter has on file, the city said.
In the event a pet is lost, its owners can use the software to search local shelters for visually similar animals.
The city of Plano will now register every dog and cat that comes through the Plano Animal Shelter, the city said in a news release.
“Dogs and cats are beloved family members, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved,” Finding Rover CEO John Polimeno said in the release. “We want to do everything we can to safeguard our pets from being lost forever.”