NEW ALBANY, Ind. — An animal shelter in New Albany is using a new service to help reunite lost pets with their owners. The New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter has partnered with Finding Rover to use facial recognition on dogs and cats that have wandered away from home.

With this new partnership, once an animal enters the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter, that pet becomes registered on Finding Rover. Once you pick up your pet, it will remain registered in case it gets lost again.

Finding Rover is a free, online service where you can register your pet’s information in case he or she gets lost. You can register for an account online and enter your pet’s photo, some details about your pet, and your personal information including name and email address. Then, if your pet goes missing, you can check the database on your smartphone or computer to see if it has been picked up by a local shelter.

If you find a pet, you can go onto the database and see if someone has reported it missing. You can also use Finding Rover to find adoptable pets in your area. The New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter is the first shelter in southern Indiana that has partnered with this service. The Animal Care Society on Westport Road in Louisville also works with Finding Rover.

To register for an account or to see lost and found pets in your area, you can visit the Finding Rover website.

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