Time to Grow – Animal Help Now, Wildlife Emergencies, and What Lies Ahead

Time to Grow – Animal Help Now, Wildlife Emergencies, and What Lies Ahead

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Welcome to Animal Help Now, the free 24/7
wildlife emergency app. I’m Dave Crawford a co-founder and the executive director.
Please give me four minutes of your time. I think I can convince you to support
our small but mighty nonprofit. We’re looking for donors, advisors and
ambassadors. Think of Animal Help Now as a wildlife 911. Animal Help Now makes
it easy for people to encounter wildlife in need to find the closest, most
appropriate wildlife rehabilitators and other wildlife emergency experts. You
encounter injured, orphaned or distressed wildlife. You open the Animal Help Now
app. Tap Wildlife Emergency. Find a listing for the type of animal you’re
helping. Make the call. The address here links to your mapping software. It’s easy
and everyone wins. If you’ve ever encountered a wild animal
who needs your help you understand the value of Animal Help Now’s service. Even if
you haven’t encountered a wildlife emergency consider that billions of wild
animals are injured in the United States each year from anthropogenic causes. When
people encounter a wildlife emergency they want to help but they don’t know
how. Such situations can be extremely stressful. Yet help is available; it’s
just a matter of finding it. Animal Help Now sources its data from
numerous agencies. It enhances and organizes this information to create the
world’s best database of wildlife emergency experts. This includes numerous
regional and state wildlife hotlines including marine animal hotlines
covering the entire US coast. And so far so good. Our growth is exponential,
averaging 70% per year. We will assist in 40,000 wildlife emergencies this year
alone. Our reputation is good. Media coverage
has been quite favorable. Our administration is strong, and we have a
broad base of support. Our team (mostly volunteers) is amazing. Our fundraising
needs more attention though this 2018 shortfall was simply because a grant we
expected late last year didn’t arrive until January. Realistically we need
150,000 dollars a year to maintain our momentum and continue to grow. We haven’t
spent this much historically but we need to move some positions from volunteer to
paid. And here’s where you come in. There are so many opportunities in this
underserved realm to save lives, reduce suffering and produce a valuable service
to the public. We can strengthen relationships with state agencies and
improve our data. We can expand internationally and engage in emergency
transportation initiatives. We can raise awareness of Animal Help Now and
wildlife rehabilitation and educate about mitigating threats to wildlife. We
can build upon our efforts to help people humanely resolve wildlife
conflicts. We’re constrained only by our budget, and it’s time to get past that. As
a potential donor, advisor or ambassador you value wildlife and you value public
service. You recognize that humans have an obligation to wildlife and you
recognize the value of technology. Those of you considering volunteering have
expertise in one or more of these areas and you’re looking to do something
valuable with your time. Check out the app if you haven’t already search stores
for Animal Help Now or visit www.AHNow.org. If Animal Help Now is not a good fit for
you at this time please share this video with someone you think might be
interested. Please donate today or get in touch with
me. This is a wonderful, rewarding endeavor and I’d love to tell you more
about it. On behalf of the team I thank you very much for your time and
consideration.

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