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January 31, 2012

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January 31, 2012

I am pleased to know and be involved with the Yggdrasil Rescue. The dedication from Lila, Megan and the volunteers to save wildlife is amazing. It takes an enormous amount of time and effort to nurse these beautiful creatures back to health so they can be released to their natural habitat. Not only do they care for the injured, sick and orphaned wildlife, they also educate the public on how to co habitate with wildlife. This organization is extremely important in saving wildlife as well as nature.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 31, 2012

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1 previous review
June 18, 2010

I've been a volunteer at the Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue charity for over four years It has been an educational and rewarding experience for me. I highly recommend that others volunteer or donate ... more

January 31, 2012

YUWR does great work saving the lives of wildlife among us. Many people are probably unaware of the fact that although we live in a highly urbanized area we nevertheless share this with all kinds of wildlife. YUWR helps save the lives of this wildlife. I consider their work to be humane to the utmost in our environment.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 18, 2010

I've been a volunteer at the Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue charity for over four years It has been an educational and rewarding experience for me. I highly recommend that others volunteer or donate to the organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yggdrasil has saved countless lives of injured and orphaned wildlife. I have seen this and grown to appreciate the need for this kind of care-giving.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help in ways that would expand the facilities for Yggdrasil. More money for larger hospitals and more land upon which animals can be re-acclimated to their natural habitats in the Bay Area.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

My personal growth as a person, especially my decation and my sympathy and help for injured and homeless wildlife.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very kind and cooperative. They come from all ages and we share an empathy for the mission we all share.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy a much bigger hospital with more people specificall trained in the care 0f injured wildlife. More land on which to build re-acclimation facilities. More community outreach. Expanded seminars and classes for school children.

Ways to make it better...

The facilities weren't so crowded. The intake of animals is overwhelming and require a great deal of attention.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Growth. More volunteers are always welcome but a bigger revue source from donations and grants would greatly help to acquire better facilities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Yggdrasil has been a life-changing experience for me. I believe it will be for others, too. They're in dire need of funds to continue their mission. Yggdrasil is a Bay Area wildlife resuce organization unlike any other.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 31, 2012

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January 31, 2012

This organization is really doing good work. They are all volunteer-run and operate on a shoestring budget and actually DO what they say they are doing. I hope they get the support they need and deserve.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 31, 2012

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January 31, 2012

YUWR is a grassroots, down to earth, group of dedicated volunteers who believe that all living creatures deserve a second chance. Through wildlife rehabilitation and education, we try to make the world a better place, one animal and one human at a time.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 31, 2012

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1 previous review
June 18, 2010

Lila has a way with urban wildlife that is a rare gift and underrated. I have watched her coax into her arm a newly found injured, scared and angry squirrel, who willingly hid inside her shirt for com... more

January 31, 2012

Lila has a way with urban wildlife that is a rare gift and underrated. I have watched her coax into her arm a newly found injured, scared and angry squirrel, who willingly hid inside her shirt for comfort . This organization is the *real deal*: it saves countless orphan urban wildlife, educates the public in how to coexist with urban wildlife and provides assistance at no charge when needed. Unlike other non-profits that spend hundreds or thousands of dollars in marketing, YGGDRASIL works quietly under the radar doing truly remarkable work. Because of this organization, our society is more humane and compassionate towards those that have no voice.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 18, 2010

Lila has a way with urban wildlife that is a rare gift and underrated. I have watched her coax into her arm a newly found injured, scared and angry squirrel, who willingly hid inside her shirt for comfort . This organization is the *real deal*: it saves countless orphan urban wildlife, educates the public in how to coexist with urban wildlife and provides assistance at no charge when needed. Unlike other non-profits that spend hundreds or thousands of dollars in marketing, YGGDRASIL works quietly under the radar doing truly remarkable work. Because of this organization, our society is more humane and compassionate towards those that have no voice.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Treatment and rehabilitation of animals.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Lila's vast knowledge in dealing with urban wildlife and her ability to communicate about it in simple terms.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Get a larger facility with more cages and an onsite clinic for the injured animals.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 23, 2010
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October 23, 2010
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To the Landlord; Do you seriously think these folks do not wish to be RID of you as much as you, (yes we get it) wish to be rid of them? The issues you bring up here are nothing short of a child's temper tantrum and have nothing what-so-ever to do with whether or not the group is doing good work, which is the point of this forum. And which they NO QUESTION, are!! I am familiar with the location and can assure you the 30k Retaining Wall was not solely because of the Center. It also does nothing but add to the value of your property and is a tax deduction for you as a homeowner, certainly not a LOSS to you in any way. While your generosity and selfless act of low rent has without doubt benefitted the Center, it tends to take a back seat to your relentless pursuit to now leave all of them homeless. Personally it sounds like a terrible place to house a disabled, elderly person, being that it is located on that Hillside you spent so much money on. It is certainly YOUR right to take back your house, but you have NO right to whine about it here. I happen to know they are doing everything in their power to relocate. I'm sorry for the loss of your husband and that you are left to raise your children alone, but again......the Center is raising 100's of Orphan children, all created by the same God, and all in desperate need of help. Why can't you be satisfied with having ultimate power and knowing you'll get your way, soon enough.....and stop making daily life more painful for those struggling to find a new home. To Lila et all, Prayers and continued HOPE that somehow, someway....you're allowed to carry on the invaluable work you all do! GOD BLESS THE BEASTS AND THE CHILDREN!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Saving the World, Four legs at a time!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have given them a KINDER living situation

October 12, 2010

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October 12, 2010

I am the landlord at this property. I had to put in a $30k retaining wall last year to stop errosion from vegetation being torn out and cages being put in their place. These tenants lease was up in May of 2010 and they are behind in (fair rent there is about $3000) rent payments despite the fact that they have (self declared) raised tens of thousands of dollars on line. And the rent board approved my fair rent increase. My mortgage there is $2800 and I have rented this house to the Travis' for 6 years at a large financial loss (initially at $1000 and later $1520 per month) which has been completely unappreciated by the tenants. I had an interested buyer for this property -- who was refused access to see the house -- and I lost the sale. This caused a financial burdeon on my family. I have a handicapped mother who needs a place to live and I am being denied access to my home. I am a single mom with three children. Their father, and my former husband is deceased. There was never an agreement to have any lease time beyond May 2010. Its now a huge burdeon for me and unfair, this now going beyond the agreed upon lease. There is no lease agreement beyond May 2010.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It's been a total and complete nightmare.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They should move to a non residential setting.

June 24, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 24, 2010

I found YUWR via the Internet after finding an orphaned baby squirrel on a Sunday evening. I took the baby to Lila that night and was so impressed with her caring demeaner and vast knowledge. Soon after our first meeting, I took her class on fostering baby squirrels and became a volunteer that same day. I continue to be impressed by Lila. She LITERALLY is available all hours of the day or night and always makes me feel appreciated for what I do to help.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being educated about urban wildlife, caring for small mammals and watching them grow into beautiful mature creatures who are released to live a full life that they wouldn't have had if YUWR didn't exist.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Want them to have a larger facility with more supplies and donations

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Learning about and caring for baby squirrels. Also working with Lila.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated and caring

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Locate to a bigger and better suited facility, perhaps expand further towards the tri-valley and pay Lila a salary

Ways to make it better...

there were more financial and supply support.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

keeping enough food, supplies available. Also the size of the facility, we need more room..

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization is needed. Lila has given so much to and through YUWR and we can't let it go away. Please help us save YUWR!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 24, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 24, 2010

I first met Lila Travis at the Yggdrasil Urban WIldlife Rescue when I found an orphaned baby skunk along with his dead sibling on an off-ramp of Hwy 13. When I brought the skunk to their facillty I saw the great work they were doing and seeing the need for volunteers, I immediately signed up. I'm so grateful for the experience of helping to raise these small orphaned babies - squirrels, raccoons, fawns, etc. I am also completely impressed with the work that is done by the staff and on-site volunteers at YUWR. The dedication, compassion and hard work that comes from their director, Lila is amazing beyond compare. YUWR was started by her because there was no other a facility of it's kind in Oakland. Since the city of Oakland is full of wildlife and so close to many acres of wilderness I am surprised that a facility like this hasn't been around for many, many years. I often wonder what kind of help the wildlife has had in years past. A very grim thought indeed. There is definitely a need for YUWR to exist in this city and they truly deserve the much needed funding and support.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping animals in need

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see YUWR in a new facility with more funding and financial support.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is being able to help in a situation that is so much in need of our support. We humans are encroaching on their territories and the least we can do is to help them when they're sick, dying, injured or orphaned.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic and passionate of their work.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do amazing things! It could grow to become more of fully functioning facility with a wildcare vet clinic, a full staff of workers, research, training, educaton and fundraising staff.

Ways to make it better...

there were more people aware of the need to help wildlife in this area and more people aware of YUWR and willing to help with their cause.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financing, funding and finding a bigger and better facility.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thanks Lila, and keep up the great work!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 21, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 21, 2010

It was always my dream to work with wildlife -- and to help with the integration between people and wildlife that is increasingly necessary as our urban areas encroach upon wildlife habitat. Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue trained me to work with orphaned and injured raccoons such that they can be re-released back into the wild. Throughout my work with YUWR over the past four years, I have been impressed with the incredible dedication and commitment that the director, Lila Travers, has shown in her care for wild creatures and for educating the public. It is not only a matter of knowing and sharing her knowledge on how care for these animals, she also works tirelessly to raise funds and, procure donations of food, medicine, and veterinary care. This organization has touched the lives of countless people and wild creatures, and I pray that it can continue to do so.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...seeing beautiful creatures who have been unfortunate enough to meet with a mishap be rehabilitated and released to live again in their natural environment.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

...the high standards it brings to wildlife rehabilitation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...professional, dedicated, and committed to helping wildlife.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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