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For Immediate Release:
March 17, 2015
Media Contact:
Lilian Bohorquez

Miami-Dade County Animal Services will launch Finding Rover facial recognition technology application to help reunite lost dogs with their owners, Wednesday, March 18

Animal Services staff will be on hand at the shelter to demonstrate the Finding Rover app and help pet owners with registration

Finding Rover

(MIAMI, MARCH 17, 2015) – Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Miami-Dade Animal Services’ database of dogs will be automatically uploaded and integrated into the Finding Rover mobile app, a free mobile app that helps pet owners find their lost dogs in real-time using facial recognition technology. Animal Services is the first shelter in Florida to partner with the Finding Rover mobile app company.

Animal Services staff will be on hand, at the shelter, to demonstrate the Finding Rover app and help pet owners with registration.

Finding Rover features a lost and found dog notification system that sends a push notification and social feed photo alert if a dog is lost or found within a 10 mile radius. If a user spots a lost dog, he/she can take a photo either within the app or upload a photo from a device’s photo album. Once a dog has been found and identified through Finding Rover’s facial recognition software, the finder will receive information on how to notify the owner.

For an overview watch the Finding Rover video on YouTube or visit the Animal Services’ website.

WHO: Miami-Dade County Animal Services and Finding Rover Mobile App

WHAT: Launch of Integration of Animal Services dog database with Finding Rover Facial Recognition

The first 100 dog owners who come into Animal Services and register their dogs on Finding Rover will receive one free microchip insertion.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Miami-Dade County Animal Services
7401 NW 74th Street
Miami, FL 33166

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services
Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides care and refuge for over 27,000 unwanted dogs and cats. Every day, Animal Services staff and volunteers work diligently to find life-long homes for these abandoned animals by facilitating onsite adoptions, hosting off-site adoption at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with over 70 rescue organizations who share in our goal of a No Kill Miami-Dade County.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305-884-1101at least five days in advance.