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Review for Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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!

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Raccoon Team Leader, 4 years. I raise funds, find volunteers and train them, solicit donations, find and work with veterinarians, build pens, intake foster raccoons, oversee the raccoon volunteers, answer raccoon concerns on the hotline, counsel people a.