The San Antonio Humane Society Partners with Finding Rover
The SAHS has partnered with Finding Rover, who created an app that uses facial recognition for reconnecting lost dogs with their owners. With approximately 150,000 stray pets on the streets of San Antonio, the SAHS hopes to help reconnect more pets with their owners with the help of the Finding Rover app, which touts a 98% accuracy rate.
Furthermore, pets who get adopted from the SAHS, their new families will have the opportunity to sign up for notifications in the event their pet is lost. After a pet is brought into the SAHS shelter, it is automatically uploaded into the Finding Rover database.
Finding Rover is a free app that is easy to use. Once the photo and some basic information is uploaded about the dog, users can report their dog as missing and report missing dogs that they found. While there is not an option for cats, Finding Rover is working on that resource.
The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services started working with Finding Rover in May of this year.
Paws on the Patio - Save the Date!
Break out the wands, wigs, wings, and Velcro; it’s time again to indulge in a little treat this October. Monday, October 26 is the annual Paws on The Patio event at the Canyon Café (255 E Basse Rd, SA, TX, 78209) in the Alamo Quarry Market. The event will be held from 4pm-8pm and includes a “Howl-O-Ween” Pet Costume Contest and a delicious dinner for both you and your pooch. Admission for the pet costume contest is $5, the 3-course doggie meal is $10, and the people-pleasing dishes range in price from $14-$18. All proceeds from the 3-course doggie meals and pet costume contest will go to the care and shelter of San Antonio Humane Society pets. So, whether you’re watching the costumed runway or walking it, be sure to sit back, relax, and have a family meal with your furry family member!