For many people, losing a pet is like losing part of the family.
It can be a distressing, upsetting time, but besides putting up flyers and canvassing the neighbourhood, there’s not a lot you can do once a pet has escaped.
That could all be about to change.
Thanks to an invention by an Auckland school boy, those days of not knowing where your pet has got to may be at an end.
Watch the video for Lachlan Forsyth’s report.