About

About H.O.P.E. Animal Shelter

;H.O.P.E. Animal Shelter 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 supported by Gogebic County, MI and Iron County, WI taxes plus adoption fees, donations and fundraising. HOPE believes that all living creatures should be treated with kindness and respect.

WHAT WE DO

- Accept lost, stray and abandoned dogs & cats from Gogebic Co. MI & Iron Co. WI
- Accept owned animals that are no longer wanted (as space permits)
- Match animals with properly screened adopters
- Maintain a lost and found file
- Promote spaying and neutering to control pet overpopulation
- Answer pet questions via telephone and email
- Conduct occasional pet visits to nursing home residents
- 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 educational literature

HOPE BOARD MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 5:30 P.M. ON THE 4th TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT THE IRONWOOD PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING.
Meeting Agenda:  1/23/202412/26/2023;  11/28/2023;  10/24/20239/26/20238/22/20237/25/2023; 
6/27/2023;  5/23/2023

 

Board of Directors

Kay Fiene - President
Colleen Sachs - Vice-President/Treasurer
Anna Bolich - Secretary
Joseph Lemke - Member
Robbie Sardinha - Member
Eric Riegler - Member
Tom Laabs - Member (Gogebic County appointed)
James Lorenson - Member (Gogebic County appointed)

Visit our DOCUMENTS Page for SHELTER GUIDELINES / POLICIES & PROCEDURES & other documents regarding activities, conduct, etc regarding the shelter. All documents are working documents, subject to revisions at any time