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HOPE Animal Shelter celebrates 25 years by looking to future


Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

Ellie, a domestic short hair kitten, waits for its new owner to come picker her up at the HOPE Animal Shelter in Ironwood Friday afternoon. The Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere shelter is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The staff sees an average of 500 animals - cats and dogs - a year.

IRONWOOD - HOPE Animal Shelter is celebrating its 25th anniversary by looking forward.

Randy Kirchhoff, director of the Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere shelter located in the Ironwood Industrial Park, said, "We have all sorts of things planned for the coming year, including fundraisers. We'll be at Festival Ironwood with a food booth. We'll be at both the Gogebic and Iron county fairs."

More immediately, the shelter just moved back into the eastern half of its 2,800-square foot building this week after some renovations the week before.

There's a new epoxy non-skid floor and new baseboards thr...

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