“Hoo” Haven is dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing, sick, injured and orphaned, North American Wildlife. And to educating individuals to the importance of the conservation of Mother Earth, to maintain the land, clean and beautiful for all.

Click on the Owls above to view a video introduction to "HOO" Haven

The 2015 Environmental Steward of the Year Award, which went to “Hoo” Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center of Durand. The award was accepted by Director and Co-founder Karen M. Herdklotz.

Pictured are: Earth Day Luncheon speaker author Richard Louv, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Executive Director Lori Gummow and “Hoo” Haven co-founders Karen and Steven Herdklotz.

Click on the WTVO 17 to the left to see the latest "Hoo" News

Wanted Individuals with Artistic Talents for a project at ‘Hoo” Haven Wildlife

Hoo Haven is looking for an individual or individuals who can draw wildlife very well and paint them.
We need four pictures done that will be on permanent display. Maybe there are several of you that could tag team or one of you that would like to leave your mark.
Please call 815-629-2212 if you are interested, leave a message for Karen, the Director.
Thank You for your responce.



"Hoo" Haven and Amazon
Buy and donate all at the same time

Everytime you shop on Amazon, if you will use the following special link: www.smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate money to Hoo.
You must use this link:  www.smile.amazon.com and  chose "Hoo" Haven as your charitable organization.
It costs you nothing and if you tell a few of your friends,  it helps "Hoo" a lot. 








Eagle Scout

Here is Calab Benson and his grandfather Charels.  Calab did a great job on his Eagle Scout.  We now have a map of "Hoo" and all the buildings have signs.  He and his grandfather did a great job.

He is from Troop 23.

Great Job. 

Computer Volunteer Person Needed

"Hoo" Haven is looking for a computer person that could help with brochures and to teach an old dog new tricks (me).  Must be proficient on computers and brochures.
Would be willing to give if needed several hours every several weeks. 
If interested please call 815-629-2212 and leave a message for Karen.  


Urgent - Volunteers Needed

Hoo Haven is in need of 15 volunteers. These volunteers are for Monday thru Friday You would need to plan on giving 4-5 hours a week starting at 9AM. Come with a warm heart, a giving spirit, a willingness to really want to volunteer and we will teach you the rest. If you have a willingness to give back, to help Mother Earth be a better place for all and want warm fuzzies we are the place.

Please call 815-629-2212 and leave a phone number where I can reach you at around 6pm. -- After all animals and chores come first.
Karen and Steven Herdklotz

"Hoo" Haven Wildlife and Education Center
10823 Cleveland Rd., Durand, Ill., 61024


Welcome Welcome Welcome

Meet Casper and Echo our 2 new Educational Barn Owls.

Karen and Steven  Herdklotz
"Hoo" Haven Wildlife and Education Center