EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Losing a pet is a heartbreaking experience, especially if your pet has been away for more than a few hours.
The City of El Paso Animal Services and the Department of Information Technology Services (DoITS) have teamed up to make it easier for lost pets to reunite with their families through its Pet Finder card, which aims to empower residents to locate lost and found animals more easily. by placing their location on an interactive city-wide map.
For their efforts, the agencies were announced as the winners of the 2020 Diane & Bob Hoover Annual Innovation Award presented by Pethealth Inc. The award is presented to individuals or groups who strive to improve the animal welfare industry. thanks to technological innovation.
As the sole recipient of this grant, the City will also be awarded $ 10,000, which will be used to further improve the technological capabilities of Animal Services.
“Kudos to Animal Services and the IT team for continuing to collaborate and innovate to continually improve services and support a high quality of life for our pets,” said Dionne Mack, Deputy City Manager. “This effort is yet another example of City staff producing results at low cost and high value for our community.”
To view the Pet Finder card, visit www.ElPasoAnimalServices.org, click Lost and Found Pets or download the EP311 app.