Jun 9, 2012 4:11 PM
PHOENIX (AP) - Animal control officials in one of the nation's most populous counties are going online in an effort to reunite lost pets with their owners.
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control has launched a Twitter feed called No Lost Pets Maricopa. It allows owners to get updated information on animals coming into the shelter.
Phoenix television station KPHO reports that shelter workers will be sending out tweets with the lost pets' descriptions and locations of where they were picked up.
Maricopa County is just the latest to start using social media to reach out to pet owners. There are similar efforts under way in many states, including Delaware, Florida, Oregon and Texas.