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Ironwood sixth graders collect goods for HOPE


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IRONWOOD — Christmas may have come early for the animals at the HOPE Animal Shelter as the Ironwood sixth graders collected goods to donate to the Ironwood animal shelter.

Shelter staff and one of the shelter's dogs, Gus, visited the sixth graders Friday to thank them for the donations.

“It will all be put to good use … it's stuff that we use on an everyday basis, so it's stuff that's needed,” said HOPE director Randy Kirchhoff.

He said the shelter takes care of roughly 500 cats and dogs each year, meaning it takes a lot of supplies and efforts to...