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iPhone app uses facial recognition to help owners find missing pets

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If you've ever lost a pet, you know the panic that sets in when you realize they're missing.  Now, there's an app for that.  

A brand new iPhone app called PiP-- which stands for Positive Identification of Pet-- helps make it easier for pet owners to find their lost furry friends.  It allows users to upload a photo of their pet companion, and then uses facial recognition software to run a search against databases of missing pets in the area.  

Owners can also issue an alert to local veterinarians, shelters, animal control and via Twitter.  

The American Humane Society says 4 million animals are reported missing every year.

More info: PiP app website
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