Chinese tech giant Baidu has created a high-tech home for stray cats. Its'Smart Cattery' uses artificial intelligence to distinguish cats from other animals and even spot common diseases. The shelters could prove to be a safe haven for many felines subjected to harsh conditions outdoors in the wintertime. Chinese tech giant Baidu has created a high-tech home for stray cats. Its'Smart Cattery' uses artificial intelligence to distinguish cats from other animals and even spot common diseases A cat walks up to the shelter where a facial recognition camera scans its face.
The Washington Post reports that the Prince William Humane Society, which opened its first adoption center earlier this year, has taken in 30 dogs and 16 cats from shelters in Florida after Hurricane Irma prompted a significant increase in pets needing care. The nonprofit organization took custody of the pets as part of an agreement with Utah-based Best Friends Animal Society. The organization will house all of the cats and 10 dogs for adoption, and bring the remaining 20 dogs to the county animal shelter in Bristow, where they will be put up for adoption.
Here's a good situation: a 31-pound stray cat who goes by "Mr. Handsome" has received so much interest at a Pittsboro, North Carolina animal shelter that his new home will be determined by a literal raffle. Mr. Handsome, a flawless celebrity, has been winning hearts all week after being brought into the Chatham County Animal Shelter as a stray. Since then, there's been such an influx of prospective adopters to the shelter that parking and traffic have become strained. Now, those who'd like to adopt Mr. Handsome can fill out an application, which must be emailed to the shelter by July 26.
The relationship now appears damaged beyond repair, Jensen said. He expects the city will find a new solution for lost or stray animals, though it's not clear when that might happen. Many other areas in the state have animal shelters are funded by local government. The current contract ends Wednesday.