APL pairs with Petco to help find lost pets

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The animal protective league in Springfield is joining a new initiative to help people find their lost pets.

They are joining with Petco in a new system that uses facial recognition on animals to help owners figure out if somebody found a lost pet. APL director Deana Corbin says it will make the process a lot easier.

“It’s really pretty cool. Facial recognition has been around for a while for people. but this is the first time we have seen it used for animals and helping them get home,” Corbin said.

The website to post photos of a lost dog can be found here.

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