Animal Help Now, a website and smartphone application designed to help people help their pets and wildlife in an emergency, just announced a fundraising gala to help the non-profit company expand. The event will be held Friday, October 11, from 5:30 to 9 PM at the Crawford Hill Mansion in Denver. The event will feature delicious appetizers and drinks, music, guest speakers and a silent auction all to benefit Animal Help Now.
Animal Help Now is a website and free cellphone app that provides people vital information during emergency situations involving animals, both wildlife and domestic. By downloading the smartphone app and using the cell phone’s GPS locator, people can find the closest veterinarians, animal shelters, and wildlife rehabilitators in seconds and also receive phone numbers and addresses to get animals help quickly. Examples include pets who get sick or injured while traveling or people who encounter injured wildlife in their neighborhoods and don’t know what to do.
Currently Animal Help Now provides information for Colorado and Texas along with a 50-mile buffer area into the seven states that border Colorado. The organization, a 501-c-3 non-profit group, wants to expand the program across the US, but to do that, the Boulder-based company needs to raise money. The Animal Help Now 2013 Gala is a chance to help.
Guest speakers include Rich Reading, Vice President for Conservation, Denver Zoological Foundation, Dean Hendrickson, Associate Dean for Professional Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University, Nancy Norton, stand-up comedian and activist (formerly of Vox Feminista) and Marc Bekoff, animal behaviorist and author. Dress code is business casual and up. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 day of the event. Discounted tickets are available for those who work in the animal service or animal shelter industry. Visit the website for more details. Crawford Hill Mansion is located at 150 East 10th Avenue in Denver.
If you cannot attend the event, but would like to donate to the organization, visit the donation page on the website to make a donation with through either Google Wallet or Paypal.
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