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March 30, 2012

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March 30, 2012

wonderful wonderful group, full service care for our local wild orphaned sick injured and elderly mammals and so much more!!! as a animal control officer I could not expect better assistance from any other wildlife group around ! thank you Yggdrasil , you are my hero!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 4, 2012

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February 4, 2012

YUWR has been a tremendous help to threatened wildlife in Oakland and surrounding areas. If not for this center, thousands of urban wild mammals would have not had a chance in the world. I have always felt that if humanity is going to encroach upon wild habitats, then society has a moral obligation to take responsibility for damage done. YUWR and its tireless director, Lila Talcott Travis, was the only shelter that stepped into the large void in Oakland and we need to support them so the good work continues in the future. Without YUWR, there is literally no hope for wildlife in this area.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 1, 2012

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February 1, 2012

Yggdrasil, with Lila Travis at the helm, provides a great service to the community, both for people and for the wildlife sharing the urban environment. If you have discovered any problem with wildlife in the city, Yggdrasil is the place to call.

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

witnessing the fabulous support facilities and nurturing Yggdrasil has provided to countless creatures of a wide range of species. In addition, they have provided urgent and long-term advice on their personal 'hotline', often at extreme hours of the day or night.

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

find more funding to help it grow, and help find ways to enlarge and enhance public awareness of this resource.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

Because their name tells little about their mission, an organization that dares call itself Yggdrasil must be unique, and able to engage the public in benefiting from and contributing to their cause.

June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

Yggdrasil Urban WIldlife Rescue has become an integral and necessary part of educating people as much as saving wildlife. I have known the director, LIla Travis, for many years and her unwavering dedication to saving animals in need combined with working to educate people about living with wildlife is unprecedented. The entire group of people; volunteers, donors, veterinary clinics, et al that are involved with YUWR are amazing. I believe to lose this valuable community service would be an absolute tragedy. Not only for the wildlife, but the people that are touched every day by something YUWR has been involved in (like perhaps that squirrel in your tree was an orphan and released by them). All of the animals that have to come to the facility are treated very very well. Giving them as much a chance as possible to return to a wild life. They are loved, cared for and not to mention completely adorable. The vast knowledge of critter habits, human cohabitation and general husbandry this organization has should be wholly supported in any way possible.

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

I have seen many animals returned to the wild, many people educated in how to live with urban wildlife and therefor saving both a lot of trouble and even had to call upon them in my own wildlife rescue needs.

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

their knowledgable dedication to animals and people.

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

Absolutely amazing. It is always hard to maintain volunteers, but the ones I have met have been dedicated and wonderful.

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

purchase an appropriate facility

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 19, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 19, 2010

Ygdrasil may sound like a funny name, but the work they do is serious and amazing. They not only give injured and orphaned wildlife treatment that allows these animals to be released healthy, back to their natural environment, but also help people peacefully coexist with wildlife. YUWR helps people understand the seasonal causes of wildlife behaviors and how to address any problem behavior as an alternative to having wildlife trapped and killed. Ca law prohibits relocating trapped wildlife, so trappers kill animals that enter cage traps baited with cat food. Most importantly, trapping doesn't address the cause of the problem or prevent recurrence. YUWR does. It's impossible to remove all of the wildlife who's 2-5 mile home territory crosses your property. YUWR offers education and inexpensive effective DIY solutions. I give them 4 stars out of 4. The programs offered in schools that teach children about the animals we share our environment with are also excellent. I've heard reports from teachers that the kids couldn't talk about anything else for days.

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

I am a professional in this field and am aware of the work YUWR does from personal observation, communications, conferences and reports from volunteers and the public. YUWR offers tremendous service with integrity to the public and wildlife.

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

the passion and integrity of the people that work here.

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

Hard working, expecting nothing in return but to help others.

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

change the world. People know very little about wildlife and the natural world around us. With a bit of education spread far and wide, we could all be better stewards of the environment, and make the world a better place for humans and wildlife.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 18, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 18, 2010

I am President of Injured & Orphaned Wildlife(I.O.W.) based in Campbell, California we are a 501 (c) 3 Non=profit Incorporated in 1987. Before Yggdrrasil came into existence we received numerous calls from the Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda areas from people just frantic to find some help for this little bird or squirrel they had just found. There was no facility in that area except for a 40-45 minute drive. Some people brought their "finds" down to I.O.W. in Campbell. Others did not. When Yggdrasil was fformed I was elated and they have filled a much needed niche. It has always been a pleasure working with them and I hope our mutual cooperation and helping of wildlife continues for many years.

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

the number of animals released. The fact that Yggdrasil is highly thought of by other wildlife rehab. organizations for their compassion and dedication.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 18, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 18, 2010

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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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