Which do you want first? I always say 'both' so here ya go:
A prestigious travel grant fell through this morning and I am left with less funding than anticipated for the journey. With my departure date set a mere 6 weeks from now, I am calling on all of you to make the most of these last 2 weeks for Kickstarter.... tell your friends, bother your boss, bug your mailman, nag the bus driver... tell them its for the kitties. NOW!
Now, the good news... support from all over the world; from Vegas to Estonia, Brasil to Portugal, my city of San Francisco and Washington, D.C., is coming in. Check out this message from a supporter in Brasil:
I decided to help you with some money that I know is just a little but represents that internet can make good people find others good people and increase our hope for a better world.
And while the message of conservation can seem dire, a lot of the people I've met along the way are friendly, cheerful and enthusiastic. Take for example this awesome duo I met last year at the Cheetah Runs at Animal Ark in Reno, Nevada, who recently sent me this fantastical picture (thanks Photoshop!) of themselves with their beloved animals.
Fabulous, isn't it?... keep those messages & pics coming. I'll be sure to include them in the special thanks section.
Photo: Kazue Kurebayashi & Natasha Bayt