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Family locates missing pet with 'Finding Rover' app

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 22:33:27-05

BALTIMORE, Md. — The Yewitts lost beloved Foxy last Sunday.

After three days frantically searching and posting fliers, they were able to track down Foxy at BARCS because of the Finding Rover app.

It’s a pet facial recognition app that BARCS just started using last month. This is their first lost and found success story with a very happy ending.

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"The daughter of the family did mention that she thought she would never see Foxy again. And you know unfortunately with stray animals, we have so many in our city that is what happens. collars get broken off, microchips are really important but they aren’t an exact science and so to have one more thing in our city that can make reunions like this happen is a really big deal," said Bailey Deacon, BARCS Director of Communications.

BARCS staff and the family hopes more people start using the app.

Shelters can sign up for free and so can pet owners.

You can even create a profile of your pet now as a precaution.