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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Education, Educational Services, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Public & Societal Benefit, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: Our Mission: To heal the sick and injured/orphaned animals brought to us and ready them for release back into our Urban Wilds. To educate people of all ages in the wonder and enjoyment of wildlife and nature and why it is so vital we protect it. To teach patience and compassion so that urban wildlife is viewed in a more positive light by everyone- not as pests, but as important co-habitators of our environment. When an injured or orphaned wildlife mammal is found, we nurse these animals back to a healthy state where they are able to be released back into the wild. Through education to children and adults alike, we try to raise awareness of these wild residents of our cities in the hope that a better co-habitation will lead to less injuries/orphans and more enjoyment of the urban wildlife with which we share our cities.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 KJSakura

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Yggdrasil!

My boyfriend and I recently moved into a great renovated apartment with lots of outdoor space behind a large house in South Berkeley. Some of our neighbors in the front house alerted the landlord about a few rats they saw on the property. The landlord is a contractor who works with my boyfriend often (he owns a custom painting company), so he asked him to set a rat trap with some peanut butter. Sadly, later in the day after setting the trap, he realized that a baby possum ate some of the peanut butter and got his hand caught in the trap up to the wrist. My boyfriend released the possum from the trap but saw that his hand was limp and oozing. The possum didn't move and my boyfriend brought him water. I heard about this while at work so my manager and I looked up some emergency animal rescues and saw that Yggdrasil was available in the Berkeley area. I gave the number to my boyfriend, he texted Yggdrasil (they instructed to text vs. call) and he heard back within 5 minutes. They assigned someone near our area to pick up the possum. A nice man came within an hour and had a box with a blanket ready for the possum. He made us feel better by saying he was delivering the possum to good hands and that possums are sturdy, resilient animals. I wrote a review for Yggdrasil on Facebook recently mentioning the possum we called about and Lila Talcott Travis got back to me with some great photos and update on our possum! Looks like things turned out great for him! I am so happy Yggdrasil does such an amazing job with wildlife that are so often abused or overlooked when injured. Please fund this nonprofit... they work from the heart.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

YUWR offers a very needed and helpful service to the community by problem solving with human/wildlife conflicts. They do a lot with a little. Keep up the good work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lila was great ! When we discovered a family of raccoons had set up housekeeping in our garage, she immediately referred us to nbcnbc, who gave us just the right advice on how to entice the mom and her babies to move out. It took overnight, but by the next morning they were gone. And it was all done in a way that was safe for us and safe for the raccoons.

Review from Guidestar