Apps to help you locate a lost pet

According to national statistics, animal control officials across the country see a 30 percent increase in lost pets each year between July 4-6.

Here are some apps to help you keep them safe over the holiday weekend:

ASPCA
Free for iOs and Android
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has come up with a great app to help you find your lost pet. It has step-by-step instructions on what to do. The app can also help you store the pet’s medical records and offer tips on what to do during natural disasters.

Finding Rover
Free for iOs and Android
This app uses facial recognition software to find lost dogs as quick and easy as the snap of a photo. If you see a lost dog, you can use

Tagg 
Starting cost: $99.95; Free app for iOs and Android
Granted, this is pricey. But, if you’re looking for a GPS tracking device for your pet, this would a good one to check out. Monitor where your pet is at all times and even get text alerts on your pet’s current location. You can even use this to monitor your pet’s activity levels.

Note: $99.95 price includes the GPS tracking station, collar tracker and two months of service.

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