Death Toll Of Animals Killed In Walden’s Puddle Fire Rises To 75
JOELTON, Tenn. – The number of animals killed as a result of a fire at Walden's Puddle has risen to 75.
Officials said the fire alarm went off around 3:07 a.m. at the wildlife rehabilitation facility in Joelton.
The fire started in the laundry room of the critical care area, and firefighters were able to get it out quickly. There was not significant damage from the flames, but there was heavy smoke damage throughout the building.
So far, 75 animals have died as a result of the fire and smoke inhalation.
CEO Lane Brody said deer, hawks, squirrels and rabbits are among the animals that didn't survive. Others have been treated for smoke inhalation and the facility has lost a large part of its main building.
Cleanup remains ongoing and Walden's Puddle hopes to rebuild with a larger facility.
Walden's Puddle depends heavily on volunteers, especially right now. They are looking for any donations of water, towels, all kinds of supplies, and financial help, as well. If you would like to help, go to http://waldenspuddle.org.