A year ago, as we moved into December, Animal Help Now asked for your support for the year ahead, specifically toward our goal of doubling the number of people who use our app.
You delivered, and so did we.
Before this year is out, more than twice the number of people will have used Animal Help Now than did in 2015.
It’s not possible to determine the actual number of emergency uses of our program, but based on our updated analysis, we put that number, for year-to-date 2016, between 1,114 and 20,898. Our analysts are working to tighten up that range.
As to the doubling in usage: In 2015, our platforms hosted 46,400 sessions. So far in 2016, our platforms have hosted 94,847.
Indeed, the number of sessions on Animal Help Now’s four platforms – desktop web, mobile web, iPhone app, Android app – has increased exponentially each year since we launched the program in 2011.
Connecting thousands of people who need help with an animal emergency with people, businesses, organizations and agencies that can provide that help? Not bad for an organization with total annual expenses of about $100,000.
Can we double our usage again in 2017? We intend to, but we can do so only with your support.
Can we count on you again this year? If you haven’t contributed before, will you please consider adding Animal Help Now to your list of favorite nonprofits?
Animal Help Now is arguably one of the most effective, cost-effective, and innovative animal advocacy organizations in the country.
In just the past few days, Animal Help Now has successfully assisted with:
- A House Finch trapped in a chimney (Colorado)
- An electrocuted Great Horned Owl on the ground in a residential neighborhood and unable to fly (Georgia)
- A domesticated raccoon cruelly released into the wild to fend for herself (Illinois)
- Helps maintain and improve Animal Help Now’s lifesaving program.
- Raises awareness of the availability of Animal Help Now.
- Improves the quality of life for people who care about animals and who are willing to help those in crisis.
With your support, Animal Help Now also raises awareness about the threats leading to animal emergencies and empowers the public to help mitigate those threats.
If you donate through our page on ColoradoGives.org, all processing fees will be waived and a small portion of your gift will be matched through the Colorado Gives program.
This is on top of the leverage your gifts already get from the combination of Animal Help Now’s amazing team of volunteers and the organization’s low overhead.