Mesa County is using technology to help pet owners locate lost dogs and cats.

Mesa County Animal Services has launched a new, interactive website designed to help reunite lost pets with their owners. Pets that are lost and found can be "advertised" on the site by pet owners or finders. There is a quick and easy search component to assist in the process of locating lost pets.

Photos are generally the fastest and best way for owners and finders to make a match. Pet photos can be uploaded to the site from a computer or smart phone.

If you are a pet owner, it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the pet finder website just in case it ever becomes necessary to use it.