How many baby opossums do you see?

Our new favorite resident is “Momma Opo,” the presumed victim of a hit-and-run vehicle accident. A kind person found her in a Home Depot parking lot and contacted us for help. She has skull fractures and pelvic fractures, but we’re doing what we can…

Belle Meade Pileated Woodpecker Released in 48 Hours

This beautiful male pileated woodpecker hit a car, really hard, with his head. His rescuer found him sitting next to the road, dazed and barely moving. He was being cared for temporarily at a domestic animal rescue until he could get to a licensed wildlife rehabber,…

Graduation for this little opossum

This little opossum was being tube fed three times per day by our animal care staff. We’re thrilled to announce that he’s graduated to “lapping” and eats the formula on his own, from the lid of a jar. It’s incredible to watch these animals…

Beautiful Great Horned Owlet

A Brentwood homeowner found this beautiful Great Horned Owlet in her yard today and called for help. We could have taken her, but it’s always preferable to reunite baby animals with their parents, if possible. We made a temporary nest and contacted our friend…

We love cats…inside the house

We love cats, but we’re sad when people let them roam outside. It’s dangerous for the pet, and dangerous for every songbird and small mammal that they just can’t help but hunt. Please, please, please consider keeping your cats inside, or providing a catio…

Next up: a baby mourning dove

Our most recent patient is this baby Mourning Dove. It’s not uncommon to find young baby doves on the ground after they tumble from the nest, as doves’ nest-building skills are…lacking. Thankfully, they’re very attentive parents and will continue caring for their babies even…

Straight from TWRA: it is illegal to keep wild squirrels as pets in Tennessee

Sometimes the internet just steers you wrong. A search for “are squirrels legal pets” highlights an answer that is misleading or false. According to squirrelenthusiast.com “Squirrels fall under the Class III law in Tennessee, which clearly states that animals such as chipmunks, squirrels, rats,…

Baby bunnies, everywhere

One of the best outcomes is when we DON’T need to help the animals. I’ve been getting a lot of phone calls about the family dog digging up baby bunnies (they’re called kits or kittens). If it’s not hurt, and if you can find…

Drumroll: Patient 2 is Another EGS

EGS is shorthand for Eastern Gray Squirrel. If you’re thinking, “not very exciting” consider that squirrels are North America’s most prodigious and ecologically essential natural forest regenerators. And, look at this face!

Patient #1: Sciurus carolinensis

This female gray squirrel’s nest fell through a roof. Efforts to reunite her with mom didn’t work, so she came to Harmony Wildlife for care. She’s about 5 weeks old, and already a feisty little gal.