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.

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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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This juvenile Southern Flying Squirrel is taking a break from his rehabilitation to enjoy his food. He came in as a baby stuck to a glue trap and has had mobility issues. #flyingsquirrel #thoseeyes #wildliferehab ... See MoreSee Less

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I hope the precious little things recovers completely. I hate glue traps. I wouldn't use them to catch bugs.

I hate those glue traps 😟

Glue traps are the most evil things ever!!

I have 2 sugar gliders and husband and kids ( because of the husband) are always saying they are flying squirrels.

What a sweet little guy! Hope he feels better soon.

Glad to see he is doing better.

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