The SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke counties has partnered with Petco Love to help reunite lost pets with their families should they go missing. A new program has been initiated called Petco Love Lost, a searchable national database that uses patented facial recognition technology to make finding lost pets quicker and easier. 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 scanned to determine whether the lost pet is at a participating shelter or with a neighbor in the community. In addition to the SPCA, the Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue in Stephens City is utilizing this technology.
For pet owners who have lost or found a pet, visit www.petcolovelost.org or join the conversation @PetcoLoveLost on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter via hashtags #PetcoLoveLost and #LoveandFound. Further information is available at wincheseterspca.org.