We did it! $5,000 in 10 days! Thank you so much to everyone who supported this campaign! Wildlife Rehabilitation MD is more than just a necessary medical database—it is a dream come true. We have been envisioning and planning it for many years and now we are seeing it become a reality. Your support means so much to us.
So what happens next? Let’s take Wildlife Rehabilitation MD international!
The need is rapidly increasing for wildlife hospitals in the United States and worldwide to establish and maintain electronic record keeping, to allow consistent reporting and make data accessible for local, national and international analysis. Wildlife patient databases in multiple nations can streamline and improve wildlife care regionally, and help provide early warning internationally—to wildlife and human health agencies—of the onset or potential for disease epidemics.
There are still 20 days left in the Kickstarter campaign. While we have hit our target goal, we want to keep up the momentum. Wildlife rehabilitation is an international profession and Wildlife Rehabilitation MD can be part of this critical work around the world. We already have interest from Canada, Belize and Australia, but in order to support efforts in these and other countries, Wildlife Rehabilitation MD needs new, internationally focused development.
Help us raise another $2500 dollars to make that a possibility.
What needs to be done next to internationalize Wildlife Rehabilitation MD:
- Add species from around the world to the database and categorize them according to their regions.
- Identify international and country-specific agency rehabilitation requirements and create a mechanism for required year-end reports.
- Add countries and territories from around the world to the database.
- Work with wildlife rehabilitation professionals from different countries and multi-national agencies to expand and refine the database, so it can be used in any single nation or jointly by collaborating nations.
- And the big one—develop multilingual components and support networks.
These goals can be reached with your help. Thank you for your dedication to wildlife and support of this vital project.
– Devin Dombrowski and Rachel Avilla