Sep 21, 2013

WildHelp Update

By Rebecca Dmytryk

I might be an eternal optimist, but something tells me, with only hours left and about $15,000.00 left to raise, we're not going to reach our goal. 

This means the WildHelp project will receive nothing from our Kickstarter campaign.

Zero. Zip. Nada.

We'll be back to square one... well, square 3, really...

Weeks ago, our team began the back-end coding - the building of the algorithm, the internal processes of the WildHelp app. 

We're nearly finished with this part of the app's development, but there is plenty, plenty more to do, and only so much we can accomplish without funding... but, I have a plan.

Over the last couple of weeks, a handful of loyal supporters expressed interest in contributing to this project through Wildlife Emergency Services (WES). If we combine these charitable donations with Kickstarter backing, we can make it!

This coming week, we will re-launch a Kickstarter campaign with a lower goal amount - something we should be able to achieve.

This will give us enough to complete the coding for iOS and Android, and begin compiling the large database of wildlife professionals. 

It's not going to be easy, it will take us a bit longer and we'll have to rely greatly on volunteerism, but, we still believe we can deliver the WildHelp app by Spring, 2014.

This life-saving tool will be one of the greatest improvements to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and will help save thousands and thousands of lives every year. Please support this project through Kickstarter or with a charitable donation, HERE or by mailing a check to Wildlife Emergency Services at POB 65, Moss Landing, CA 95039 - be sure to put WildHelp in the memo section.

Thank you! Rebecca