YGGDRASIL URBAN WILDLIFE RESCUE

Rating: 4.86 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Animals, Education, Environment

Location: 5961 Sherwood Drive C/O Lila Travis Oakland CA 94611 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The first time I walked into Yggdrasil, it saddened me to see a squirrel missing an eye because somebody found him injured and kept him at home without getting the eye treated. There were opossums and fawns that had been orphaned or injured by cars. It was uplifting to provide them care and comfort. Without Yggdrasil, there would be no one to help these animals.

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

There are no other wildlife rescues in Oakland/Berkeley. Hopefully, with their ongoing education efforts, there will be fewer animals suffering due to humans reacting inappropriately to wildlife emergencies.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I've been the raccoon team leader for YUWR for 4 years. In the past 10 years, I've volunteered with 3 different wildlife centers, and I like YUWR the best by far. Because it's a small center and most of the animal care is foster care, we can be very flexible and very specific in our support of each animal we look after. There's room in the organization for all kinds of people, with all kinds of talents and abilities. Lila, the Director of YUWR, is one of the kindest, gentlest and smartest women I know, and never stops working for the animals. I love working with Lila because of her intelligence, flexibility and good nature, as well as the wonderful way she has of making everyone feel appreciated for the work they do. I love working with YUWR because I feel so privileged to work closely with wildlife, and to have the freedom to do everything I can to improve the foster care experience for both the animals and the volunteers. I can't recommend YUWR more highly!

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the relief and gratitude of people who bring injured and orphaned wildlife to us. And in seeing countless healthy, wild animals return to live their wild, free lives.

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

I would like to see YUWR with a new, permanent home and a salary for Lila. It's nearly impossible for her to continue this work unless she has some financial support.

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

the animals and the people who give so much of their lives to help them.

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

All kinds! Most absolutely wonderful!

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

Do just about anything! For starters, we could have a hospital site with onsite educational facilities, provide train the trainer programs, provide the local police and animal care services with training, and do research we so need to improve our outcomes

Ways to make it better...

It is wonderful as it is, but we need a new, permanent home site!

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

Financial....we need a new home.

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

Thank you, Lila!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

The Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue organization is dedicated to saving injured and orphaned animals that share our urban environment. Some do not know this, but we in the Bay Area live among a variety of wildlife. For example, deer. Yggdrasil recently nursed three orphaned baby deer back to health and acclimated them into the wild. This among the many activities of this dedicated staff and its growing group of volunteers. Help Yggdrasil by volunteering or by your generous donations.

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

their emergency response to wildlife in trouble.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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