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HOPE Animal Shelter celebrates 25 years of service


Jacob Vallejo/Daily Globe

HOPE ANIMAL Shelter director Randy Kirchhoff and Rugby prepare for a walk. The shelter has housed more than 10,000 cats and dogs over its 25 years of service.

IRONWOOD - Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere Animal Shelter is entering its 25th year of service and with it continues a commitment to prevention of needless suffering and cruelty to animals on the Gogebic Range, according to director Randy Kirchhoff.

HOPE has accepted more than 10,000 cats and dogs since opening its doors, said Kirchhoff.

"HOPE Animal Shelter is there for the lost, stray and abandoned animals on the Gogebic Range," he said.

HOPE is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 in a remodeled house in Aurora Location. After two years, it moved its operation to a trailer just north...

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