Free Again, Inc. began in 1988 by Beverly Shofstall, while working as a veterinary technician at Central Hospital for Animals in Herrin. The facility has since grown and now takes in over 450 animals annually.
We are Southern Illinois's largest and only all species facility. A dedicated staff of volunteers provides nursing
and hospital care to distressed wildlife.
The purposes of Free Again are:
- to rehabilitate orphaned and injured wildlife for return to their natural environment
- to study the behavior and diseases of wildlife
- to educate the public on the importance of all wildlife in our environment.
Some animals, primarily non-releasable birds of prey, are kept for educational programs in order for Free Again to continue educating children and adults around the region.
Free Again comes to your local library!
- July 16 DuQuoin Public Library at 2 PM
- July 30 Johnston City Library at 12 PM
August 16 "Owls of Illinois" at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. Programs at 11 AM and 2 PM
July 16, 2014
Conservation through Rehabilitation and Education
© Free Again, Inc.
4031 Big Muddy Road Carterville, IL 62918