LifeLine Animal Project adopts technology from Petco Love to help find lost pets

Photo provided by LifeLine

Atlanta, GA – On April 23, National Lost Dog and Cat Awareness Day, LifeLine Animal Project joined forces with Petco Love to help reunite lost pets with their owners.

Petco Love, formerly known as the Petco Foundation, is a national non-profit supporting animal welfare groups a press release says.

Petco Love Lost is a new, searchable national database that uses patented facial recognition technology to make finding lost pets quicker and easier, the press release says.

This simple-to-use tool will be easily accessible to participating animal organizations nationwide, as well as any pet parent or person who finds a lost pet. Uploaded photos of a missing dog or cat are immediately scanned to determine whether the lost pet is at a participating shelter or with a neighbor in the community. Participating shelters currently utilizing this technology include: Fulton County Animal Services, DeKalb County Animal Services and the LifeLine Community Animal Center.

“We are thrilled that Petco Love Lost has rolled out pet facial recognition technology nationwide and proud to be a partner,” says LifeLine CEO Rebecca Guinn. “Losing a pet can be heartbreaking, but Petco Love Lost is a wonderful new tool that will help facilitate more happy reunions.”

“We know that one in three pets goes missing in their lifetime, an estimated 10 million pets each year, and we’re not ok with that,” said President of Petco Love, Susanne Kogut. “That gives us 10 million reasons why we created Petco Love Lost, because we believe nothing is more important than keeping people and pets together for a lifetime of love. Together with LifeLine, our goal is to keep pets where they belong – at home, with you.”

To learn more about LifeLine Animal Project, visit LifeLineAnimal.org and follow LifeLine on Facebook and Twitter. If you’ve lost or found a pet, Petco Love Lost is here to help get them home. Visit www.petcolovelost.org or join the conversation @PetcoLoveLost on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter via hashtags #PetcoLoveLost and #LoveandFound.

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