04. May 2020 · Comments Off on Our Emergency Fundraiser · Categories: Uncategorized

We were designated as an essential service, because wild animals are essential. They need your support more than ever.

In April, we received over 500 requests for assistance with sick, injured and orphaned wild animals — over three times our average number of calls. COVID-19 has had a major impact on our rescue work because so many more people are home, in nature, and coming into contact with wildlife.

Unfortunately, at the same time the need to rescue animals has grown dramatically, COVID-19 has led to our county grant funding to be cut in half and our regular source for donated food and supplies to indefinitely suspend in-kind donations.

We need your help!

Our goal is to raise an emergency $5,000 to offset the donations we’ve lost because of this public health crisis. This will cover food and supplies for the increased number of animals in our care.

If you do not use Facebook you can still help us:

or make a donation by mail to our office at:

09. August 2019 · Comments Off on The Latest… · Categories: Uncategorized
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
10 babies came in today. They were found on a recently deceased mother opossum who had been hit by a car. The kind finders drove across the bridge in this hellacious heat to get them to our wildlife rehab so they could move in with our mama opossum patient.
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
RESOLVED - Thank you AGAIN Linda! TRANSPORT NEEDED: from Montclair district in Oakland to SF Potrero Hill ASAP. If able to help please call/text me at 510-421-9897. Thank you!
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Thank you SOOO MUCH to everyone who donated to our Emergency Fundraiser! Our goal was $5,000, and you helped us raise $8325! Because of your support, we were able to help a sweet little fawn over the weekend.

This beautiful 1-week-young fawn was found tangled in barbed wire, struggling to escape. A compassionate couple was able to untangle her, who — in the end — was terrified, bleeding, and unable to stand. With the local wildlife center closed, the couple drove all over looking for a wildlife center that was open, with the injured fawn in their backseat. Finally, after much effort, she made her way to Yggdrasil, where she got the medical intervention and tender loving care she needed to survive the night. Once stabilized, our volunteer transport transferred this little fighter to our rescue partner fawn, where her wounds will be treated and she will have a chance to be released with other rescued fawns back into the wild.

Thank you again! More soon!
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
We're thrilled to have been able to talk to ABC News about how wild animals are coming out more with humans coming out less. As you've heard, we've have had triple the amount of work and fewer resources than before. We're so glad to be able to get that message out to the public. (DON'T FORGET: our emergency fundraiser ends tomorrow! Please share this story and our fundraiser with others!) Thank you!
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
WOW! Look at this incredible video about our rescue work a donor made for us! On this mother's day, and every day, thank you for helping us to keep babies with their mothers and to reunite separated families. Our fundraiser is almost over -- check it out over at https://www.facebook.com/donate/571556987092047 XO
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing wild animals. We're essential, because they're essential. Thank you for your support.
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
Rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing wild animals. We're essential, because they're essential. Thank you for your support.
Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue
01. January 2019 · Comments Off on Happy New Year! Hello 2019. · Categories: Uncategorized

Here are a few of our memorable wildlife patients from 2018.

11. January 2018 · Comments Off on Happy New Year! · Categories: Uncategorized

Please read our End-Of-Year Newsletter:2017-In-A-Nutshell by clicking on this image:

02. May 2017 · Comments Off on Unusual Intakes · Categories: Uncategorized

Recently, we were asked to rescue some unusual-to-us animals – as in, Not Wildlife.
We were moved into action by their need and we have launched a fundraising campaign to get them the care they need. You can read about it here:


We will be posting updates as they come in.

Thank you.

02. April 2017 · Comments Off on Spring has Sprung · Categories: Uncategorized

We are posting updates and photos of our Spring babies on our facebook page:


Please check them out!

24. November 2016 · Comments Off on Thankful · Categories: Uncategorized

Here at Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue, we are thankful.

We are thankful for the emergency response volunteers who disrupt there lives on a regular basis to help wildlife in need.

We are thankful for the caring, loving souls who are our foster-care volunteers who nurture orphaned wildlife babies and then let them go to be wild when the time is right. It is a bittersweet kind of work and we are so grateful to those who take it on even when they know it will be painful.

We are thankful to each and every member of our society who stops there day to try to find help for an animal in trouble – to all those scared voices over the wildlife hotline, thank you. Now more than ever before we need those caring voices.

We are thankful to the individuals and the foundations who see what we do and want to support it even when we are so overloaded with the actual work that we struggle to get the grant applications in on time, or the thank you letters written. Thank you for seeing through the fog of need that surrounds us and taking our hand in support.

We are also thankful to every one of us humans who sees the need to protect wildlife and the environment we all share. We are walking in the shadow of climate change threatening everything we love, but Together we can still make a difference.

We are thankful for the Earth and the unending beauty and strength we find here.

What are you thankful for?

May you all have a loving and caring Thanksgiving.


06. March 2016 · Comments Off on UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION – 3/23/16 6:30pm – 8:30pm · Categories: Uncategorized

On March 23rd 2016, Wednesday, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, we are having a new volunteer orientation at the Rotary Nature Center on Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. If you have ever been interested in wildlife rehabilitation or have wanted to work with us, please come to this evening event. There, you will learn about our organization and how you can get involved.

We are especially seeking:

  • Fostercare Volunteers for Squirrels, Opossums, and Raccoons
  • Transport Volunteers
  • Cage Builders and Construction People
  • Grantwriters,
  • Wildlife writers for our website
  • Or do you have an idea? Come and tell us how YOU want to be involved!!!

Hope to see you there!



If there are too few RSVPs we may cancel the event

Thank you!

Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue

Volunteer Orientation 2016

Wednesday March 23rd


Rotary Nature center

600 Bellevue Ave
Oakland, California

06. March 2016 · Comments Off on Spring has sprung with a Vengeance! · Categories: Uncategorized

With the recent storms, we have had several wildlife orphans brought to us for care. Here are some pictures:


2 baby squirrels – 5 weeks old. 3 were found drowning in the gutter during a heavy rainstorm in Oakland, CA on March 5th 2016. 1 survived and is doing well.


This baby squirrel was knocked from his nest when he was less than 1 day old. He was laying on the sidewalk being eaten by ants when he was found by a caring family who picked him up, cleaned him off, and called our wildlife center. That was on February 27th 2016


This eyes-closed baby opossum is one of 7 who were saved after their mother was killed by a backyard dog.


29. December 2015 · Comments Off on Our End of Year Newsletter is at last here! · Categories: Uncategorized

Please view our online News Letter here! http://eepurl.com/bLeKkP