About Us

Harmony  Wildlife Rehab’s goal is to be a resource for local residents who have questions about wild animals they encounter, and a temporary place for injured or orphaned animals to recover and mature with the goal of release into their natural habitats. We focus on native Tennessee wildlife, including songbirds, hawks, owls, foxes, raccoons, opossums, and many more.

Harmony’s founder, Carol Burgess, has been a wildlife rehabilitator for more than 30 years. She started rehabilitating animals in Plano, Texas in 1986. After a short time in New Jersey, her family settled in Tennessee. In 1990, she opened Harmony Wildlife in Fairview. Harmony’s operations paused for a few years, until Carol’s long-time friend and rehab volunteer Stasia Kudrez spearheaded an effort to reopen and relocate Harmony to help a specific need: wildlife in the West Meade area of Nashville. Our animal care program is directed by Laurie Campbell. Laurie brings extensive experience from 13+ years working on the wonderful animal care team at Walden’s Puddle.

We are permitted under the auspices of TWRA and the USFWS.