Schenectady now using citywide app to report missing pets

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Schenectady Animal Control is now using Finding Rover, an app that uses facial recognition software to help reconnect owners with lost dogs.

Officials say animals will now enter the Finding Rover system automatically when found by Schenectady Animal Control, adding another way for owners to locate lost animals.

“We continue to promote getting dogs licensed and we have successfully used social media to help reconnect dogs with their owners,” said Mayor Gary McCarthy. “This mobile app is one more resource in our tool box that will make it easier for lost dogs to find their owners,” he continued.

Finding Rover features a lost and found dog notification system that sends a push notification and social feed photo alert to users within a 10 mile radius. Registration is easy through Facebook and email and all that is needed is a picture of the dog and a zip code.

“A dog is a beloved family member and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our dogs from being lost forever. Registering a dog on Finding Rover is another step all owners should take to further protect their cherished pet,” said John Polimeno, CEO and founder of Finding Rover.

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