Walden’s Puddle (WP) is committed to wildlife rehabilitation, education and conservation. WP provides care and treatment to sick, injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife that are brought to us by people from all over Tennessee, with the goal being to return the rehabilitated animals to the wild. We typically care for over 3,000 animals from over 120 different species. We also provide volunteer opportunities for various groups as well as unique educational opportunities for internships.
SAFPAW has a dual mission; that of partnering with those who are homeless & those who are housed but live at or below the poverty level and their companion animals. For the animals our most critical program is our weekly Spay/Neuter transport that is free of charge to those we serve. We pick up all over Nashville, and bring each animal back fixed, completely vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas, and with a bag of pet food plus the paperwork & rabies tag. We also assist with yearly vaccines plus minor veterinary care, pet food, collars & leashes plus food/water bowls. For the people we assist our main program is Perian’s Place, our post-recovery house for women. Currently we house 3, however this year we are hoping to move (with financial partnership) from our current location to a larger house in the Madison area. Our current SAFPAW/Perian’s Place is paid for, so your donations will allow us to sell this place and put the proceeds from the sale of our current place into a property that will help even more animals and people. SAFPAW/Perian’s Place also fosters animals surrendered to us and once in our care they are fixed & vaccinated and then enter into the adoption program of one of our rescue partners. The women living at Perian’s Place assist in their care along with volunteers. Women live here for up to 2 years, rent free for the first 2 months. After that rent is only $50 a month. They must either work part time or be on disability, and also work on their recovery, attend classes as they may be directed, and work towards permanent housing with our assistance. We also assist people experiencing homelessness in recovering their 3 forms of ID; State ID, Social Security Card and Birth Certificate. SAFPAW also provides camping supplies, bus passes & fast food gift cards as they are available, we also have a pet food pantry as well as offering basic pet care supplies.