Walden’s Puddle provides care and treatment to sick, injured and orphaned native Tennessee wildlife. We are the only professionally-staffed wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Middle Tennessee. We do not charge for services and receive no federal or state funding at this time. We are here to help you help wildlife in trouble. If you suspect an animal is orphaned, please observe to make sure its mother is not nearby.


If you wish to send us donations, or have others send donations to us, in Memory of someone or in Honor of someone, all you have to do is select one of the many options on our Donate page. You can also contribute through our many partners, who designate a certain portion of funds to help Walden’s Puddle help so many injured or abandoned animals. 92% of all donations go directly to the animals.

Make A Donation To Walden’s Puddle

If You Find A Wild Animal Who Is Orphaned Or Injured

If you find a wild animal who is orphaned or injured, call our Wildlife Admissions Line immediately at (615) 299-9938 and LEAVE A MESSAGE. Please Do Not Email, We May Not Get Your Message In Time.

Book A Program Event

Walden’s Puddle provides off-site education programs for all age groups, featuring our Animal Ambassadors. To request a program for your organization, please review our program calendar for availability.



In the event our admission appointments are full or we are at capacity, please contact these other licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators. Also, please read the related emergency animal care information on this website. Thank you for your understanding.
 (opossums, squirrels, armadillos)

Lou Ann Partington Tullahoma 931-393-4835 (songbird specialist)

Please GO HERE for an extensive list of all permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators in all counties of Tennessee.


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Today, our skull fracture opossum was up and eating a soft solid diet! She's still a little painful, but the fact that she is up is a big step! Thank you for all of your prayers and well-wishes towards her healing!
We are past the hardest part, and now all we have to do is give her time and space.
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What do they eat? I have one who comes around late at night. About a week ago I put about 6 pears out in a spot and the next day ... they had been moved not far away but closer to the house :-/ then eaten over the next couple days. Is this possum behavior? P.S. I thank you for teaching us about all that you save <3

Bless you guys that give this little girl a second chance...... Prayers for her to heal and have a wonderful life pain free.

I hope she will be an ambassador and stay at WP. Great news! Thank for all you do for these precious ones of all types ❤️

Aww precious girl...keep getting better. Thanks to y'all for helping all these precious animals 😊

Prayers still on the way 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

Poor thing....prayers for a complete recovery!

Bless her heart. Praying for her to heal and be pain free. ❤️❤️❤️

Praying for that sweet baby. Speedy recovery❤️

Praying for this baby. Can you administer anything for pain

Aww..I love to hear a posse eat. Smacking those jaws.

I love these little fellers

Bless her. Thanks for all ya'll do and the love and care you show every critter. God Bless.

She is chowing down!! thanks for saving her!! :)

Y'all are miracle workers!!

Poor thing! Hope shes gonna make it.

Awww, she's so cute. Glad she's doing better. 💙💜

Bless her heart. Y'all are so great. Earth bound angels. ❤

What happend to her? Glad she is better

Very good news.

Precious baby

She’s precious!

She is so cute!

Strong girl

Bless her sweet heart.❤️


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