Animal Help Now covers wildlife emergencies for the entire United States and also covers domestic animal emergencies in Colorado and Texas.
The Animal Help Now program not only serves people who are trying to help animals – and by extension serves the animals themselves – it also serves animal emergency professionals. Equally important, it helps elevate the status of animals in society in that it demonstrates by its very existence that animal emergencies deserve immediate and effective attention.
Animal Help Now – a website and free phone app – addresses a need that exists throughout the United States and indeed the world. Each year in this country millions of people need emergency veterinarians, millions of companion animals are lost and found, hundreds of millions of animals – both wildlife and domestic – are injured or killed by motor vehicles, countless animals are abused and neglected, and an untold number of animals are killed or injured in disasters. Even with all the many veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, animal shelters, etc. who do amazing work every day, quickly finding the right help can be hard, especially in a stressful situation.
Animal Help Now is the first reliable service a person can use to find immediate and appropriate assistance for the full range of wildlife emergencies – and also for domestic animal emergencies in Colorado and Texas. It works day or night, 24/7. And it is extremely easy to use.
Animal Help Now is a project of Animal Watch, a nonprofit 501-C-3 organization dedicated to helping animals. The Animal Watch board is composed of Bob Rose, Dave Crawford, Daniel Ziskin, Roberta Gibbons and Paula Lewis.
Animal Watch relies heavily on volunteers and is financially supported by individual donations and foundations.
Key volunteers include organizers Brian Field and Bob Rose; iPhone app programmers Frank Vernon and Tena Murphy; web programmer Lincoln Gup; editor Jill Bielawski; and board consultant Alan Kosansky.
Key staff members include executive director Dave Crawford, lead researcher and rehabber liaison Elena Rizzo, Texas outreach coordinator Katherine Hall, social media coordinator Nancy Jacoby and researchers Kelly Osborn and Jules Elise. Animal Help Now thanks past programmers BH and Simon Drabble and past researchers Jordan Hilliard Cooper, Pat Wolff, Nancy Keen Palmer, Sara Breindel, Paula Lewis, Joy Benson, Lauren Winn-Dallmer, Joel Armstrong and Lee Brann.
Key supporters include the Bosack and Kruger Foundation, the Summerlee Foundation, the Meadows Foundation, the Best Pets Foundation, the Animal Assistance Foundation, the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, Scott Keating, Ted Wood-Prince and Dara Shalette, Peggy Crawford, David Worthington and Dr. Julie Staggers, Laurie Crawford, Bob and Abby Angell, Alan Boles Jr and Susan Osborne, Glenn McCarthy and Justina Walls, Bob and Linda Rose, and Dyne Stephenson and Roberta Gibbons.
Key advisors include the Colorado Council for Wildlife Rehabilitation, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers, Donald Lichtenstein of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, and Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
Animal Watch thanks each of the above for helping create and sustain Animal Help Now and thanks you, the user, for making our work worthwhile.
Animal Watch also thanks the countless and often unheralded individuals who devote their time and often their lives to helping our animal friends. You make this world a better place!
Animal Help Now
2525 Arapahoe, #E4-705
Boulder, CO 80302