“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.


Attention   Hoo's Annual Open House

Put on your calendar November 2nd   1-4 PM  Hoo Haven Wildlife and Educational Centers,  6th Annual Open House.    See what is new and exciting.   Treats to buy and jewelry all special made just for "Hoo". 
Come and support the animals and Mother Earth for  all future generations.

"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. 

Excelon Work Day

Exelon Work Day

Three employees from the Byron Nuclear plant, gave up a day of their time and did a work day for "Hoo"  Brad, Stan and Miles day went from 8am to after 3pm cleaning, shoveling and more.
Lunch was provided and we all sat and talked about the animals they had and why they chose "Hoo"

We are very grateful to individuals like that as many hands make the work easier.  Below you will see their crew.  Again Thank you to Brad, Stan and Miles for giving up their day to give to "Hoo" to help all the Wildlife that comes thru our doors. 


Thank You Monsanto for your grant of $2500.00








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




We got asked numerous times if we could have a 2nd one so we are thinking of a Spring Open House combined with a Baby Shower. Everyone seems to be very excited about this.

Our open house was a huge success. We had over 650 plus people and everyone had a good time. There was food, jewelry and more.

Welcome Welcome Welcome

Meet Casper and Echo our 2 new Educational Barn Owls.

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



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