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

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I confer with the director on issues relating to wildlife treatment and public education programs.