Animal shelter staff often misidentify dogs as pit bulls, solely based on appearance. As a result, they are less likely to be adopted.
Miranda Lambert and her mother founded MuttNation in 2007 to rescue and provided loving homes for animals. Since then the foundation has raised millions of dollars and recently opened a no-kill shelter in Oklahoma.
Animal shelters are no-doubt good things, especially since they give stray and starving animals a temporary home. However, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, about 2.7 million animals are still euthanized at US shelters each year. Now a team of student programmers hope to change all that with a new app.