Ziggy's Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
92 Maple Ave.
Tullahoma TN 37388
Mission Statement


Ziggy's Tree's mission is to give Tennessee's orphaned or injured native wildlife a second chance to return to their free and wild lives.  We accomplish this through development, implementation and maintenance of wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education programs.


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Angela Hensley
Board Chair Ms. Angela Hensley
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $13,350.00
Projected Annual Revenue $13,350.00 (2017)


Ziggy's Tree's mission is to give Tennessee's orphaned or injured native wildlife a second chance to return to their free and wild lives.  We accomplish this through development, implementation and maintenance of wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education programs.


Ziggy's Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has been actively involved in the rehabilitation of wildlife for over 9 years in the Middle Tennessee area.  During this time, we have experienced an increase in animals needing our help each year.  We are a state and federally permitted wildlife rehabilitation center.
Ziggy’s Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center's mammal facility is located in Lascassas, Tennessee which is roughly 10 miles northeast of Murfreesboro, the geographical center of the state, with a second facility specializing in songbirds in Franklin County.  
Ziggy’s Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center originated from a definite need for wildlife care, conservation and education in the Middle Tennessee area.  Our professionally trained volunteer staff cares for anywhere from 500-1000 wild animals  of over 90 different species each year, each with specific dietary and housing needs.

We specialize in caring for the youngest and most fragile of the wildlife patients that are orphaned and/or injured.  With our current facilities, we are able to primarily focus on small animals and birds such as squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, ground hogs, opossums, ducks and geese and songbirds.  Our organization is operated entirely on a volunteer basis.  

We continue to improve our release rate.  We network with rehabilitators across the country to keep our knowledge and skills current on best practices in housing and diet protocols.  
We have expanded caging for both songbirds and small mammals (thanks to an Eagle Scout project) and secured a grant to provide caging for non-releasable wildlife that will be used in our education program.
We participated in The Community Foundation's Big Payback, raising additional funds for food and supplies for the animals in our care.
We are on the way to setting another record year for intakes in 2017, especially in our small mammal program.  We have been able to remain open for intakes during the busy songbird and mammal season even while other rehabilitators  are at capacity, thanks in part to our expanded caging.
We continue to increase in our membership numbers, and are seeing more repeat donors than in prior years.  We continue to grow our volunteer program as well.
We have grown our Facebook presence and continue to provide educational information through that forum. We were featured in a live Facebook feed on The Daily News Journal's page when we released 3 American Kestrels, followed by a front page article on our organization. 
Our goals for next year include:
1.  Raise funds for additional mammal caging
2.  Increase membership by 10%.
3.  Introduce our Wildlife Ambassador program to area schools and civic groups
4.  Recruit additional board members with a focus on expertise in marketing, fundraising and finance.
5.  Recruit and provide training for prospective wildlife rehabilitators in middle Tennessee. 
Needs Ziggy's Tree needs funds to expand the scope of care we provide for our native wildlife.  Larger caging facilities are needed for long-term care.   We also are looking for a volunteer that is an experienced fundraiser to help with year round fundraising events.  We are always in need of paper towels, facial tissue, laundry detergent, dish soap, and various types of feed such as un-medicated chick starter, dry cat food, mealworms, fresh vegetables and fruits, whole nuts, shelled walnuts, almonds, pecans and peanuts in the shell (unsalted).  
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Our website contains our current wish list of items which can be donated. 
We are participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program.  This program links the donor's Kroger Rewards card to our organization, and Kroger will send a quarterly check based on the number of donors linked to us.  
We are participating in the Amazon Smiles program.  Purchases made the this program benefit our organization.  Amazon donates a percentage and occasionally runs special events which give us the opportunity to increase the donation. 
We also have several volunteer opportunities, such as board membership, newsletter contributor/editor, fundraising, animal transport and animal care.  
Our website includes a membership application which can be printed and mailed to us.  Our Facebook page links to our Giving Matters profile so that we can accept credit card donations. We accept donations of any amount - all donations go directly to the care of our orphaned and injured wildlife.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Animal Related / Wildlife Sanctuaries
Secondary Organization Category Education /
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Bedford
TN - Cannon
TN - Cheatham
TN - Coffee
TN - Cumberland
TN - Davidson
TN - Dickson
TN - Franklin
TN - Giles
TN - Hickman
TN - Lincoln
TN - Maury
TN - Moore
TN - Rutherford
TN - Smith
TN - Sumner
TN - Warren
TN - White
TN - Williamson
TN - Wilson
We admit orphaned and injured wildlife from all middle Tennessee counties.
CEO Statement Our organization is the only organization in the area which specializes in the care of native songbirds, among the most delicate of the species received for rehabilitation.  Many of these species (especially the swallows and swifts) are losing habitat, both here and in their wintering grounds.  Each viable bird we can return to the wild means that we are assisting in the survival of a species.
Description We specialize in the care of over 60 native species of songbirds.  By providing species specific diets and housing, we are able to release over 80% of these wildlife patients back to a healthy and productive life in their natural habitat.  We work with local ornithologists and wildlife resources officers to determine appropriate release sites.  Our rescuers are involved in releases to the extent possible.
Budget 7500
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Wildlife Preservation & Protection
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Description Our mammal specialists concentrate their efforts on newborn mammals.  Each mammal is raised on as natural a diet as possible, and when necessary is supported post-release until they are fully self-sufficient in the wild.
Budget 2500
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Description We are available to present programs for churches, civic groups and schools on our wildlife rehabilitation programs as well as providing information on how to live in harmony with native wildlife.
Budget 500
Population Served , ,
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Angela Hensley
Term Jan 2010 to Dec 2018
Email marblechuck@aol.com
Board Members
Ms. Joy Chrisman C3 ConsultingVoting
Ms. Angela Hensley Rutherford County PAWSVoting
Mr. Chuck Hensley Retired Small Business OwnerVoting
Ms. LouAnn Partington Peeble'sVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Angela Hensley
Term Start Jan 2010
Email marblechuck@aol.com
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 11
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $13,350.00
Projected Expenses $13,350.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
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Assets and Liabilities
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Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Exempt - Expires June 2018
Solicitations Permit
Exemption Letter
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
This organization filed a 990-N form with the IRS, which does not provide specific financial information. Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less ($25,000 for tax years ending after December 31, 2007 and before December 31, 2010) are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 7/17/17
Nonprofit Ziggy's Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Address 92 Maple Ave.
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Primary Phone (931) 393-4835
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Angela Hensley
Board Chair Ms. Angela Hensley
Year of Incorporation 2010

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