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Tech Talk: Pet Tracker

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They say a dog is man's best friend. A new device is helping people keep track of their furry companions.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says a pet is lost every two seconds. And more dogs are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day.

A new device could help you protect your pet.

"He's gotten away from me a few times, and he's kind of scared me. It's kind of worried me that he was going to get hit by a car or something," says pet owner Kristine Kostuck.

 The TAGG Pet Tracker clips on your dog's collar.  And it uses the same technology that helps you navigate your car to keep track of your pet.

"It uses GPS. If your dog gets out of the boundaries that you set, it will send your phone an alert through either text message or email or both," says Nicolle Binstock the general Manager of Verizon Wireless.

The app allows you to view your pet's location on an aerial map. And it even gives directions to your pet's location.

"I'd find him right away. And I'd probably be able to get to him in time before he really got far or something bad happened to him," says Kostuck

Kostuck says it's comforting to know that there's something that can tell her where her pet is at all times, especially because she lives on a busy street.

The TAGG Pet Tracker sells for about 100 dollars. The app that works with the device is free to download and it comes with three months of free service. After that, it's around $8 a month. You can find the Pet Tracker online or at a Verizon Wireless store.

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