H.O.P.E. (Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere) is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt
organization committed to caring for unwanted animals and providing
them with preventative medical treatment, food, and shelter until we can
find them a new home. Founded in 1992, HOPE is
incorporated by the State of Michigan and is supported by Gogebic County, MI and Iron County, WI appropriations, adoption fees, donations and volunteers. HOPE believes that all life should be revered and that
all living creatures should be treated with kindness and
HOPE Animal Shelter operates as a "No-Kill" shelter, meaning that dogs and cats in our care reside at HOPE indefinitely. Animals are not
euthanized except in cases of unrelievable suffering, terminal
illness or a known history of being a threat to the public.
Accept lost, stray and abandoned animals from Gogebic Co, MI & Iron Co, WI.
Accept owned animals that are
no longer wanted as space is available.
Match animals with properly
Maintain a lost and found
Promote spaying and neutering
to control pet overpopulation.
Answer pet questions via
telephone or e-mail.
Conduct pet therapy visits to
Provide educational programs to
elementary schools, daycare and nursery schools.
Forward cruelty complaints to
the appropriate law enforcement agencies for investigation.
Assist law enforcement agencies
in prosecuting animal cruelty cases.
Distribute literature for
Adopting a friend
Come Visit Us!
HOPE Animal Shelter 590 Easy Street
PO Box 261 (mailing address)
Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: (906) 932-1511