Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality care to urban wildlife in need, with a special focus on wild mammals, and to provide public education programs that foster peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife.
Urban Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit organization with tax-exempt status, run entirely by volunteer work. We are working hard on building a network of support and guidance from both the wildlife rehabilitation community and the general public, as well as working with wildlife professionals and New York City Parks Department officials to improve information, working protocols, and growth.
Our ultimate goal is to open a fully functional rehabilitation center in New York City, including providing licensed care to Rabies Vector Species (RVS). We would be the first of any such center to open in the five boroughs. As we mature, we hope to be able to provide career opportunities for wildlife and veterinary professionals, and training for future rehabbers. We also plan to grow our educational programming for schools, community groups and the general public.
Urban Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation, inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.