My name is Willem, and I'm a snake rescuer in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. I capture & relocate venomous and non-venomous snakes from people's property whilst also educating my community and viewers about these beautiful animals.
I have more than 6000 local residents who are fans of my Facebook page, and my snake rescue videos all get hundreds views within the first 24 hours.
I also built a free app (with more than 200 users a day) that helps anyone in South Africa find the contact details for their nearest snake rescuer, no matter where in the country they are:
My intention since the day I started providing a free snake rescue service to my community was to educate people about these beautiful and often misunderstood animals, and in doing so help keep both the community and our wildlife safe.
With almost every snake I rescue, I try to do a short educational session firstly with the people who called me, but secondly also with you, my viewers.
On average I spend about 20-40 hours a month traveling to and from callouts, doing capture & relocation, and editing & posting videos for my viewers.
My snake rescue service will always be free for my local community, but unfortunately I do have some expenses to cover: permits, training, equipment, fuel, and my time.
So I asked myself what the best way to fund a service like Blouberg Snake Rescue would be. I happily pay for most of the expenses out of my own pocket, but the truth is that even tiny contributions from a large number of fans would enable me to bring you even better photos and videos, as well as other content.
I believe that micro-donations are the best way to do this. If you like what I do at Blouberg Snake Rescue you can contribute as little as R10 a month to not just help me create better content, but also help our community stay safe and informed.
I am very fortunate to have fans like you - people who are willing to help me do what I do so I can keep providing snake rescue as a free community service - your support means the world to me!