Mango has replaced Cheeto as our spoiled rotten office cat but we love her!
CATS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
All adults cats are spayed/neutered, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, current on age-appropriate vaccines and dewormed. All adopters will receive free food and an adoption packet full of information and toys, food & water bowls. There's even special discounts for multi-cat adoptions and senior citizens. Scroll down to see some of our friendly felines.
3 year old neutered male brown Tabby & white shorthair found stray in Ironwood. He's a friendly cat who was quite comfortable living outside relying on others to feed him. He is getting used to spending more time indoors getting brushed and petted.
2 & 1/2 year old spayed female shorthair that was found, with Paulie below, stray in the Ramsay area. She tested positive for Feline Leukemia, so she needs to be an inside cat and the only cat (besides PAULIE) in the house.
2 & 1/2 year old neutered male
brown Tabby longhair that was
found stray in the Ramsay area.
He is a bit shy at first, but otherwise
likes to be pet and sit in your lap.
Can be seen at Stoffel's Country Store
2 year old neutered male shorthair that was found stray in the Bessemer area. He has gotten pretty comfortable around the store and, as you can see, performs for treats!
2 year old neutered male gray & white shorthair that was recently surrendered. He is very affectionate and people friendly but does not like being around other cats. He is special as he has extra toes on all four paws.
6 year old spayed female all black shorthair that was recently surrendered. She's and affectionate cat but does like her independence and would prefer a home without small children or dogs. She is declawed on all four paws.
2 year old neutered male shorthair
that arrived with his brothers DUSTY & MOCHA. He is a bit nervous around new people but has gotten better.
1 year old neutered male shorthair that was surrendered to the shelter. A bit shy and scared, he comes out of his shell when you spend a little time with him and has made good progress.
5 year old neutered male brown Tabby shorthair that was recently surrendered. He's a friendly, talkative cat with a striking face and personality. Not a real fan of the other cats right now, he was in a home with dogs and cats.
Spayed female black shorthair left abandoned along with KATNISS in Ironwood recently. She's shy, but friendly and enjoys sitting in your lap.
3 year old neutered male shorthair found stray in the Ironwood area. Very photogenic, he is friendly and loves attention and being brushed.
1 year old neutered male orange Tabby found stray in Kimball. He's a pretty mellow cat who seems to get along fine with other cats.
7 year old neutered male tan Tabby shorthair that was left abandoned in Ironwood. He has lost a few unneeded pounds and is very active and a lot more sociable around people now.
2-4 year old spayed female shorthair that was found stray on Airport Road recently. She is a quiet cat that gets along with the docile cats here.
Adult spayed female flame point Siamese mix that was found stray in Ironwood recently. She is a somewhat shy, friendly cat that loves being around people and sitting in your lap.
Older spayed female Tabby point Siamese mix that was found with BABY in Ironwood. She has a pretty longhair coat that she enjoys being brushed. A bit shy, she would do best in a 0ne-cat household without dogs and small children.
3 year old neutered male gray & white longhairhair that was found stray in Ironwood. He is quite shy but friendly, preferring to sleep during the day. Who knows what he does during the night?!
2 year old neutered male orange and white Tabby shorthair that was found stray in North Ironwood recently. He enjoys his time in the cattery and gets along with other cats.
PAWS was recently diagnosed as being diabetic and is in need of insulin shots every 12 hours for him to lead a normal life. This is a challenge for the shelter; anybody interested in fostering this wonderful cat would be greatly appreciated!
3 year old spayed female calico Tabby shorthair that was recently surrendered. She is very affectionate and would enjoy a home without small children or other cats.
3 year old neutered male orange Tabby shorthair that was found stray in the Kimball area. He prefers playing with people rather than the other shelter cats.
1 year old neutered male gray & white shorthair that was recently left abandoned. He is people and cat friendly and can be quite affectionate.
5 year old neutered male gray that was found neglected in downtown Ironwood recently. Like his housemate GALE, he lived in a house with too many cats and would prefer to be the only cat. He does like to be petted.
MITTENS VON SNUGGLE KITTY (VSK) is a 1 year old spayed female shorthair that was recently found stray in the Iron Belt area. She's a bit shy now but is getting more comfortable with the other cats. She likes to be petted.
2 year old spayed female brown Tabby shorthair that was left abandoned near the Wildwood Apartments in Ironwood Township. She is a very sweet, affectionate cat.
Senior spayed female tan Tabby shorthair that was found stray in Hurley. She's a quiet, friendly cat that enjoys her naps and being brushed.
2 year old spayed female brown Tabby shorthair that was recently found left in a box with her kittens ORBIT & TRIDENT (below) on Sunset Rd. in Ironwood Township. She's beginning to get used to her new environment and appears to be a friendly, somewhat shy cat.
Middle-aged spayed female Calico that was recently surrendered. She's very friendly around people, rubbing against you wanting to be petted. She doesn't get along with cats though.
1 year old spayed female light gray Tabby shorthair that was recently found abandoned in Ironwood. She's very socialable and gets along well with the other cats.
2 year old neutered male brown Tabby longhair that was recently surrendered. He is starting to come out of his shell now that he is getting used to his new, temporary home. He enjoys the quiet times when he can get one on one attention.
3 year old neutered male black & white shorthair that was recently found in the Ramsay area. He shows some signs of living on the streets but enjoys being brushed and petted.
1995 - 2012
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our beloved office cat CHEETO was given a gift of peace on Monday, October 29, 2012. He said his goodbyes to his fellow feline residents in the Cat Room and took one last walk into the sunny outside cattery before his last visit to Lake Road Veterinary Clinic.
CHEETO was a friend and a greeter to thousands of visitors to HOPE since 2005 when he arrived after his owner passed away. He was the perfect candidate for an ambassador and office cat as he never once tried to leave via the front door, even though he always had the opportunity to do so. He was allowed to roam the office and hallways throughout the night, and enjoyed this freedom as he waited for the unsuspecting mouse to become his latest plaything. He was spoiled rotten to say the least but he stayed out of the way when things got hectic, knowing his turn for a treat would come when the next visitor came through the door. He loved when new donations of bedding or blankets arrived so he could try them out to make sure they were suitable for the other cats and dogs.
CHEETO started developing some heart problems about a year ago and started to slow down as he got older and his condition worsened. He spent a lot of time sleeping out of the public's eyes and was content to spend this past summer's mornings in the cattery. His final days were tough to watch as the 15 pound CHEETO of old was now down to a skinny 6. Gone was his appetite and his personality.
"Thank You" to Dr. Karen Mallum of Lake Road Veterinary Clinic for her treatment and compassion of CHEETO throughout the years and to Joy Smith of Rivers Edge Pet Crematory for her professional services and thoughtfulness. Goodbye CHEETO. It is lonely and not the same in the office now that you are gone but you have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and are suffering no more. We will see you again.
Feel free to come and visit all of our
wonderful adoptable animals
waiting for their forever home!
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