Last updated: 19 Nov, 2019
Published on: 30 Oct, 2018
Christmas giving funds two amazing initiatives
Thanks to the generosity of our generous donors last Christmas, we had enough funds to create sustainable solutions to not just one but two urgent needs presented by our member rescue organisations.
1. Direct donations to rescue from pet listings
“When it became clear to us that funding was the overriding issue for our members, we came up with a first-of-its-kind digital solution for grassroots rescue organisations to generate direct donations from their pet listings,” says PetRescue co-founder, John Bishop.
This solution gives every one of the 20,000-plus pet lovers who visit our website every day the opportunity to donate directly to help a rescue pet or rescue organisation of their choice. All rescue members have been invited and encouraged to complete the signup process and get the donate button added to all their pet listings, and we’re seeing a steady increase of successful signups.
Thanks to the team at Shout For Good, who have provided the best secure and mobile-friendly third party payment platform, we were able to make it happen sooner with enough funds remaining to meet another urgent need...
2. ASM API to support more than 100 rescue members
We made a promise that any remaining funds from our Christmas appeal would be invested in our adoption programs to help save more lives, and what better way than an API to make life easier for those who do the vital life-saving work on the ground in communities all over Australia.
Our new API (Application Program Interface) helps more than 100 rescue organisations who use the Animal Shelter Manager (ASM) program to handle the information about the pets in their care. It allows all PetRescue members who are using ASM to upload rescue pets needing a new home to the PetRescue website with absolutely no extra manual effort. That means all pet information entered into ASM can be transferred effortlessly to PetRescue.com.au, including the pet's description, images and adoption status.
All this adds up to huge time savings for those amazing people who are dedicated to rescuing pets in need.
As digital innovators, we're always looking for ways we can leverage the latest advances in the tech world to solve the big issues and challenges that rescue organisations face in Australia. And, ultimately, this donation platform and API is really going to help those operating at the frontline of rescue, so we’re pretty stoked we were able to make both happen with your kind support. Thank you!
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