Man develops GPS for wandering cat

March 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM

MARLBOROUGH, England, March 28 (UPI) -- A British man who grew frustrated with trying to locate his wandering cat has developed a GPS tracking device for pets.

Dave Evans, 41, of Marlborough, England, who has worked in marketing for SatNav devices, said he fitted an ultra light Global Positioning System device to the collar of his cat, Yollo, when he noticed the feline was putting on weight during his trips outside, The Sun reported Thursday.

"My cat was getting fat even though I was feeding him less and I needed to know what was going on," Evans said. "Now I know he travels a couple of miles a day, where he goes at night and who's feeding him. I know he also enjoys chasing chickens at 6 a.m. every morning and can see his favorite hang-outs."

Evans said he is now marketing his collar-mounted device as G-Paws for $75 per unit.

The father of two said he is developing a social network for G-Paws users, which he hopes to have completed by the summer.

"It will enable users to see where their pets have been as well as share photos, videos and other information," Evans said. "For too long we have been kept in the dark about the secret lives of our pets. At last we will know what they get up to."

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