ANIMAL HAVEN ZOO
Weyauwega, WI 54983
Jim or Dawn Hofferber
Phone number: (920) 867-3707
Fax number: (715) 258-1541
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal Name (DBA):
USDA License in the name of DAWN HOFFERBER
Customer No: 6211
Certificate No: 35-B-0104
Certificate Status: ACTIVE
April 2, 2022 Roadside Zoo News reported: Animal Haven Zoo in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, was fined $6,450 March 23 for repeatedly violating the Animal Welfare Act. Violations included exhibiting a three-week-old tiger cub at an elementary and high school, and failing to provide water to a liger for so long that when given water the animal drank for more than four minutes.
Status Date: Feb 12, 1997
Undercover investigators for 20/20 caught Jim Hofferber offering to give away tigers to them despite their lack of knowledge about keeping tigers. When confronted with that fact, his excuse was that no one checked him out before selling him tigers. He unwittingly admitted what animal protection groups have known all along; having a USDA license is easy to get, hard to lose and there is no way for USDA to catch wrongdoers most of the time.
In 2010 Animal Haven Zoo was cited for inadequate shelter.