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Clay County Animal Services partners with Petco Love to return lost pets to loved ones – 104.5 WOKV

Clay County – Clay County Animal Services partners with Petco Love to return lost pets to loved ones.

Clay County Animal Services partners with Petco Love in an effort to reunite lost pets with their families. Animal shelters are known to fill up quickly during the 4th of July holiday, as the loud sounds of fireworks can scare animals away.

Families are encouraged to bring photos of their beloved pets to shelters to upload to the national Petco Love Lost database. If they go missing, owners can log into their account on the database and mark their pet as lost. The database searches for a match with patented facial recognition technology that analyzes height, color, facial features and coats.

If the photo of the lost pet is found in the Petco Love Lost database, the pet owner will be notified immediately and reunited with their family.

If no match is found, users can create a lost or found pet alert to share on social media and receive notifications about their missing pet.

“Petco Love Lost is a fantastic tool we have at the shelter to reunite lost pets with their owners, but we need the help of the community to make it as effective as possible,” said Aymie Hellard, shelter manager for petcos. Clay County Animal Services in a recent press release. .

According to Petco Love president Susanne Kogut, one in three pets goes missing in their lifetime, with an estimated 10 million pets going missing each year.

“That gives us 10 million reasons why we created Petco Love Lost, because we believe nothing is more important than keeping people and pets together for a lifetime of love. In collaboration with Clay County Animal Services , our goal is to keep pets where they belong – at home, with you,” she said in a press release.

Anyone can upload a photo of a lost or found pet or search the free National Pets Lost and Found Database on the Petco Love Lost website at https://lost.petcolove. org/.

Photos of all pets brought to the shelter that are linked to the national database can also be searched on the Clay County Lost and Found Pets Photos page: https://www.claycountygov.com/community/animal-services/programs-and-services/lost-and-found .