Animal protective services using new app to help owners find lost pets

Animal protective services using new app to help owners find lost pets
Animal protective services using new app to help owners find lost pets(WITN)
Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 6:44 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -

Some local animal control officers have a new tool to help reunite lost pets with their owners.

Greenville animal protective services is partnering with PawBoost, a nationwide lost and found website and app for pets.

When officers pick up an animal, they are photographed and entered into an intake system. PawBoost is now integrated with that system and allows the public to search for lost and found pets.

The new service is in addition to Facebook and Petango. Supervisor, Joe Breece, says officers took in over 550 animals last year and were able to reunite 99 with their owners.

He says he hopes the new service will lead to even more happy reunions.

“It’s really nice to get them back home, and it’s always nice to see how happy they are to see their owners,” said Breece. The public can sign up through the website or app to receive notifications when officers bring in a new animal.

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