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We are aware of dozens of wildlife shelters and carers around the state that have been affected by the Victorian bushfires and extreme heat events.
Donations to our Victorian bushfire appeal will be distributed to wildlife shelters and carers to help rebuild enclosures and equipment that they have lost in the fires so that they can continue their lifesaving work, and support those that are struggling to cope with the enormous number of animals that will need care in the coming weeks and months.
Wildlife Victoria is turning to new technology to keep up with the increasing demand for our Wildlife Emergency Response Service.
The Snap Send Solve platform for iPhone and Android devices gives community members living or travelling in Victoria the ability to report sick, injured or orphaned wildlife using an app on their smartphone. The app allows you to submit images, precise geolocation and relevant notes about the animal and the situation in less than 30 seconds.
Direct API integration between the Snap Send Solve platform and Wildlife Victoria's emergency management systems ensures that Wildlife Victoria receives the report in real-time so that native wildlife can receive the emergency care they need as quickly as possible while reducing administrative time, costs and the amount of time callers spend on hold.
"In 2018 we received a request to assist an animal every six minutes, and with demand doubling in the last 5 years, we knew we needed a better way to manage and respond to emergency reports" said Wildlife Victoria's CEO, Dr Megan Davis. "Of course, this is to augment but not replace our existing phone and web based reporting options."
Snap Send Solve is as simple to use as its name suggests.
That's it! Our operators will assess your report and photo and then contact you to discuss the next step.
Snap Send Solve can also be used to report issues to a number of authorities such as councils, utilities and universities and has recently been implemented by Agriculture Victoria in the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley for management of grapevine pests. Currently more than half a mllion people in Australia are actively using Snap Send Solve to make over 30,000 reports a month about everything from abandoned trolleys to graffiti to damaged playground equipment.
Snap Send Solve is an Australian made app and is free to download from the or
to the Emergency
5,062 Animals Reported
including 763 Orphans
Referred to 571
Individuals or Organisations
Explore the map to see which animals were in need of our help in your local area last month. The points on this map all relate to a single animal, or family of animals, reported to Wildlife Victoria last month. (Yes, this is just one month!)