Social Media Helping Reunite Owners With Lost Pets, Items

By Marianne Favro
|  Friday, Oct 25, 2013  |  Updated 6:22 PM PDT
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Bay Area cities and police departments are turning to social media to connect people with their lost possessions. Marianne Favro reports.

Bay Area cities and police departments are turning to social media to connect people with their lost possessions. Marianne Favro reports.

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Mt. View Police Use Pinterest For Lost and Found

Mountain View police introduced its "lost and found" page on Pinterest this week.
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Bay Area cities and police departments are turning to social media to connect people with their lost possessions.

In Sunnyvale, city officials are using Pinterest to post photos of lost pets found in town.

"We hope to get the word out that this is how pets can be found in Sunnyvale," said Shonda Ranson, the city's digital communications specialist.

The Mountain View Police Department posts pictures of lost or stolen items on Pinterest -- everything from keys and jewelry to electronics and sunglasses.

In Menlo Park, police are using Instagram to post closeups of stolen bikes to the owner may be able to recognize it and get it back.

View more in Marianne Favro's video report above.

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