NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There are only a few places around Middle Tennessee that take in injured or orphaned wild animals, but there soon could be one more in Nashville.
Harmony Wildlife is creating a harmonious environment rehabCenter in West Meade
The rehabWilliamson County once had a center for birds, fawns and foxes.
Harmony Wildlife moved to Nashville to help animals that have been displaced by developments.
“There are so many wild animals that are being displaced by development here or getting injured with their interactions with humans, so it seemed like the right place at the right time,”Stasia Kudrez is a West Meade resident that has been involved in animal rehabilitation for approximately twenty years. “These wooded lots are becoming sites for really beautiful homes, but when a home is built it cuts down all these trees that displaces the birds that lived in the branches and the animals that had dens in the grounds beneath it, and as those animals need places if they get injured during construction or displaced and injured they need a place to go and recover.”
Kudrez works with Carol Burgess, a long-time wildlife rehabilitationist. Harmony Wildlife was started by Burgress in Fairview.
“There’s not anything that brings me as much joy as this,”Burgess.
Although the address of the indoor/outdoor facility will not be made public, they will educate and arrange drop offs over the telephone.
“I think that humans have interfered with wildlife’s livelihood and their habitats. So, my passion and my motive was always to compensate for the damage that humans have done,”Burgess stated.
Harmony Wildlife has all the permits it needs in order to open in March. This Thursday, the city will hold a zoning meeting.