Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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I’ve Found a Pet

  • Call UPAWS at 475-6661 and file a “found pet” report with us. If we are closed, please leave a detailed message on our answering machine.
  • Call the law enforcement agency where the pet was found. A list appears below.
  • Advertise in The Action Shopper News (228-8920) and The Mining Journal (228-2500 and ask for the Classified Ads Dept.). Found pet ads are free.
  • Place posters near the area where you found the pet. Give a short description of the pet, a photo, the date and location it was found, and your contact information.
  • Visit the neighbors. In most cases the found pet has not wandered too far. Knock on the doors of your neighbors or in the neighborhood where the pet was found to see if anyone recognizes the pet.
  • Visit UPAWS or a local veterinarian to scan the pet for a microchip.
  • Please let us know what happens to the pet so that we can keep our records up to date. If you found the owner, took the pet to an impound facility, or even kept the pet yourself, it helps us to know the resolution.

Police Departments

  • Chocolay Township         249-4040
  • Forsyth Township          346-9224
  • Ishpeming City            486-4416
  • Ishpeming Township        485-1888
  • Marquette City            228-0400
  • Negaunee City             475-4154
  • Mqt. Co. Sheriff Dept.    225-8435
  • Michigan State Police     475-9922
  • Mqt. Co. Road Commission  486-4491

Veterinary Clinics

  • Animal Medical Center     226-7400
  • Bayshore Vet Hospital     249-5667
  • Gwinn-Saywer Vet Clinic   346-3528
  • Marquette Vet Clinic      249-1456
  • Negaunee Vet Clinic       475-7851
  • Northern Vet Associates   485-6145

Marquette County Impound Facilities:

  • UPAWS – 475-6661  Serving  all of Marquette County except the City of Ishpeming and Ishpeming Township – Located at 815 S. State Hwy M553, Gwinn, MI
  • Ishpeming Township Pound – 485-5415 Serving Ishpeming Township and City – Located off Copper St, Ishpeming Township

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Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Shelter Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12pm to 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 4pm
Thursday: 12pm to 4pm
Friday: 11am to 4pm
Saturday: 11am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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