You can help zoo animals stay healthy
The Wild Animal Health Fund is a new charity fundraising for zoo animal and wildlife health. By having your help in spreading the word about the Wild Animal Health Fund and how it is different than the other conservation groups, you are helping the animals.
Now more than ever before, we need more zoological medicine to save the animals. Unfortunately, zoological medicine lags far behind other types of medicine. For decades, we have seen the magnitude of financial support go toward human, domestic animal, equine and agricultural stock medicine. Rightfully so, the advances in those medicines are benefiting those living species.
Consequently, our wildlife species still have injuries, contract infectious diseases and lose natural nutrients whether in free-ranging environments or managed-care facilities. Thus, with the combined issues of land encroachment, illegal poaching and rampage of diseases, these animals' health could be the demise of these species on our planet. It is up to us not to forget about saving wildlife species. We must have more veterinary medical research along with the promising conservation efforts, to give the animals that chance to live longer and healthier lives.
So, how about taking on a small or large fundraising project to help spread this cause? The following are some ideas to share with your family, friends, and colleagues in supporting the Wild Animal Health Fund.
A bike ride raises $1,645 for the animals
Several friends were planning an adventurous bicycle ride along on the Pacific coast. They wanted to not only accomplish riding 500 miles in 5 days but to help a charity. One of the riders knew about the Wild Animal Health Fund. He asked us if they could help spread the awareness and possibly raise some dollars to help save species.
Before and during the 500-mile adventure, the riders shared their mission and introduced the Wild Animal Health Fund to their followers. This event encouraged many friends and family members to donate on behalf of the riders making the ride along the Pacific coast.
We welcome your ideas in helping us spread the awareness of this great cause to sustain our efforts to optimize the health, welfare, and conservation of zoo animals and wildlife worldwide, and give them a better quality of life they deserve. Even a little can go a long way!