photos above credited to Nicholas A. Moran

Welcome to Urban Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation (UUWR), New York City's wild mammal rehab and education group!

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.

We are a small non-profit organization dedicated to making the world a better place for humans and wildlife alike. UUWR works with our community to spread awareness of the incredible wildlife population within New York City, and we strive to facilitate healthy relationships between New Yorkers and the fascinating creatures that are increasingly a part of urban life. With enough help from supporters like you we can one day reach our goal of opening NYC's first mammal-focused wildlife rehabilitation center.


We're proud to announce that our board member and rehabber Jenny Topolski has designed a pendant to sell as a fundraiser for UUWR! 


Featured Story

This letter was sent to UUWR rehabber Adair from the child who rescued our organization's very first baby squirrel, Primus (who as you can see, had several names as he passed from hand to hand before making it to UUWR). Unfortunately, Primus did not survive, but this letter reminds us at UUWR what a great service wildlife rehabilitation can do for the community. Primus proved that one tiny squirrel can mean the world, especially to a child.