The solution to the thousands of animals that are lost or euthanized can be found in a biometric system that can allow animal handlers to locate the owners. Also, due to the mobility of animals, the system must be linked to a national database that would make it possible to identify lost pets in any part of the country. The information captured in the biometric system would include the physical description of the pet including the color, size, and species (Kumar & Singh, 2014). It is also crucial to include the contact and address of the owners so that that they can be notified whenever their pets are recovered.
Also, since pets are highly mobile, the biometric system should be able to locate their geographical position. This can be implemented through a device attached to the pet’s collar (Kumar & Singh, 2014). While looking for their animals, owners would be informed of where to start by focusing on the last geographical location that the animals were located or using real-time tracking (Kumar & Singh, 2014). The confidence and accuracy of tracing animals presented by the new technology would reduce the number of animals housed in shelters since the owners will make an initiative to recover their pets. Also, the animal attendants in the shelters would locate the owners immediately a stray animal is captured.