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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I found an injured [animal]. Can you take help?
    Not yet. We are in the process of completing the approval process with Metro Nashville. This should be complete in February 2022. We hope to start accepting animals on March 7, 2022.

  2. What does Harmony Wildlife do?
    Harmony’s purpose 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 the wild.

  3. What animals do you help?
    Harmony Wildlife can help many orphaned and injured wild animals native to Tennessee. We do not rehabilitate domestic animals or exotic pets. Some of the animals we can help include:

    -Fawn (baby deer)

  4. Are you open to the public?
    No. Harmony will not be open to the public. However, we would be happy to make an appointment and show you what we’re hoping to do!

  5. What are your qualifications?
    Harmony’s founder, Carol Burgess, has been rehabilitating animals in Texas and Tennessee for more than 30 years. Stasia Kudrez has volunteered at rehabilitation centers, including the center Carol ran, since 2001. We will be permitted under the auspices of TWRA and the USFWS.

  6. Are you veterinarians?
    No. We are not veterinarians but we will work closely with veterinarians who will treat the animals. Our role is to provide care while the animals mature or recover.

  7. What happens to the animals?
    The ultimate goal is to help animals go back to being wild animals. We bring them to appropriate release sites in other parts of Tennessee. Animals will NOT be released in this neighborhood because we do not want to create—or be suspected of creating—nuisance animals. In fact, the opposite would be true because the animals would be moved elsewhere, thus easing pressure on our community’s carrying capacity.

  8. I have questions, how do learn more?
    Contact Stasia at any time: or ‪(615) 266-5701‬.