An animal rescuer based in the Monterey Bay Area has developed an innovative new smartphone app that is designed to make it easier than ever for people to help wildlife in distress.
While most people have good intentions, a lot of them end up unwittingly doing stupid things and hurting wildlife, as was the case with a bison calf that had to be euthanized after tourists put it an SUV because they thought it was cold. To get around this kind of tragedy, the WildHelp app was developed. If a person finds a wild animal that looks like it's in trouble, the user can open up the app and answer a few questions about what kind of animal it is and what the problem appears to be. At this point, they can even upload photos and access animal rescue resources in their area.
This app is a fine innovation in that it enables people to help wildlife by leaving rescuing and advanced interventions to professionals.
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