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Hoo Haven receives funding for new facilities and surgical equipment for wildlife


DURAND (WREX) — A Northern Illinois local wildlife rehabilitation center is receiving a grant to help fund housing for their interns and surgical equipment for wildlife animals.

Hoo Haven announced receiving two grant awards from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. A $15,000 grant sponsored by Dr. Courtney J & Margaret Hutchins Hamlin family fund will be utilize to build housing for the Resident Wildlife Rehabilitation interns.

The second grant of $6,500 will go towards lighting and instruments for the Trauma & Treatment room. This grant comes from the Guyer-Hyzer fund, this equipment will allow for more on-site surgical procedures as well as a better quality of care for all wildlife patients.

"We are so grateful for the continued support of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and the families that contribute. We can't do what we do without the support of our amazing community," said Karen Herdklotz, HOO Haven director and owner.

Maximillian Boudreaux

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