06 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Stray Dogs Get a Little Help from Drones

Stray dogs are being found in Houston, Texas with the use of drones. Follow Me on Pinterest

Stray dogs are being found in Houston, Texas with the use of drones.

“Thanks for finding me and helping me get a home! Woof!”

It used to be difficult to track homeless animals on the streets, and help rescue them. But with today’s amazing technology in Houston, Texas stray dogs get a little help from drones. Learn how this great program is working well and keeping dogs off the streets.

 

 

Stray Dogs Get a Little Help from Drones

Getting a handle on the number of strays in cities like Houston is a difficult, nearly impossible job. Estimates put the number at nearly one million, but nobody really knows. One tool is helping to change that: the drone.

 

“It’s another amazing tool,” said Tom McPhee, executive director of World Animal Awareness Society, which is using drones to count and track dogs, according to KHOU. “The drone allows us to draw a big circle in the air as we’re filming in 4K; it’s beautiful footage.”

 

Working with the project Operation Houston: Stray Dog City, which is also an upcoming reality show, Phee and volunteers hope to create a stray dog map of the city. The idea is to get a “living atlas,” according to Popular Science, which will help guide rescuers to the locations where dogs are. Read more about Dogs and Drones in Drones Are Tracking the Stray Dogs of Houston here.

It’s so amazing how these stray dogs get a little help from drones. Just a few years ago this would not have been possible. Hopefully there will be a day when all cities and states can participate.

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