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Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue

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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Yaffa T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Yggdrasil provides support and sanctuary for the myriad of wildlife that lives among us. Their work is tireless and devoted. Countless small and large animals have been nutured back to health so that they can be re-introduced into their natural habitat which we share. Yggdrasil is on on the front lines with wildlife rehabilitation.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

YUWR does great work saving the lives of wildlife among us. Many people are probably unaware of the fact that although we live in a highly urbanized area we nevertheless share this with all kinds of wildlife. YUWR helps save the lives of this wildlife. I consider their work to be humane to the utmost in our environment.

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Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer at the Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue charity for over four years It has been an educational and rewarding experience for me. I highly recommend that others volunteer or donate to the organization.

Review from Guidestar


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar