ScienceBlog: Facial Recognition: The Next Step In Fight Against Rabies. “Researchers in Tanzania can now determine if a dog was vaccinated for the rabies virus with a cellphone camera image.”
The state of Tennessee has created an online database of state-issued rabies tags to help track stray pets. “The Tennessee Department of Health has created a web-based resource to use rabies vaccination tags to help reunite lost pets with their owners. Those who find stray pets wearing TDH rabies tags can now use this tool on the TDH website to search for and identify the veterinarians who vaccinated the animals, who can then help with information to find the owners.” To make it clear: the database does not show owner information, just vet information. It’s not a privacy risk.