• SPCA for Monterey County Using Finding Rover Facial Recognition App

    The SPCA for Monterey County is the first animal shelter on the Central Coast to use facial recognition technology to identify pets. Through the free app “Finding Rover,” the SPCA now offers our community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs find their forever homes.

    Every dog that enters the SPCA for Monterey County becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing dog, locate an owner of a found dog, or search for adoptable dogs. Every dog that is adopted or reunited with an owner at the SPCA can remain protected on Finding Rover when the owner completes registration with an email. If that dog ever gets lost, their record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.

    The app and website features a lost and found dog notification system that sends a push notification and social-feed photo-alert to users within a 10 mile radius. When 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. When 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.

    “A dog is a beloved family member, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our dogs from being lost forever. Registering a dog on Finding Rover is another step all owners should take to further protect their cherished pet.” — John Polimeno, CEO and founder of Finding Rover.

    The University of Utah research and development department created this proprietary facial recognition technology. Finding Rover has the only technology that instantly recognizes a dog on the spot. And it’s free! Finding Rover is currently available at http://findingrover.com and on iOS and Android devices.AndroidEyesNoseAndroidMap



    posted to Cedar Street Times on May 15, 2015

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