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POSITIVE LOCAL NEWS: People stop to rescue birds, sent to Hoo Haven in Durand

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A group of people went out of their way to help some animals in need. A picture shows four people on their hands in knees in Winnebago County-- with an animal services van nearby. The reason? They were rescuing some baby birds in need. 

Animal services took the birds and brought them to Hoo Haven in Durand. 
The facility rehabilitates about 800 animals every year and returns them to the wild. 
This year's been an especially busy year for rescuing ducks, owls and geese. 
Just last week the facility released a set of bald eagles. 

"The eagles did just fantastic in their flight out of their pens,. We've done 59 bald eagles to date here at Hoo Haven that we've rehabilitated. We do all the eagles for northern Illinois southern Wisconsin, eastern Iowa, and we're very proud of  that and very proud of our success rate on our rehabilitation efforts here at Hoo Haven," said Steven Herdklotz. 

Hoo Haven relies solely on donations and grants. It is also run completely by volunteers. 

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