Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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I’ve Lost a Pet

  • Click this link to view the Lost and Found pets currently being housed at UPAWS. If your pet is posted on this page, contact UPAWS at 906-475-6661. If you don’t see your pet listed please still visit UPAWS and look for your pet in person.
  • Call all of the impound facilities and police departments listed below.
  • Advertise The Mining Journal (228-2500 – Classified Ads Dept.). Also, watch the found ads and respond to any ad that could possibly be your pet (sometimes people describe pets differently).
  • Visit UPAWS and any other possible impound facilities in person as often as possible. Don’t give up, many pets are kept by the people who found them for a while before they come to the shelters. Be sure to tell a staff member the purpose for your visit so that any animals not in public view, or at the vet clinic, can be described to you. Fill out a lost report at UPAWS if you haven’t already done so.
  • Look around the neighborhood where your pet went missing. Ask people if they have seen your pet and let them know it is missing. Drive around the neighborhood at night; sometimes lost animals hide during the day. If your pet is a cat, use a flashlight at night and look in hiding places near your home. Most cats do not wander far and find a nearby hiding place.
  • Post notices in shopping centers, in your neighborhood, on telephone poles, in vet offices, in pet stores, and in grooming parlors. Using a picture of your pet will attract attention. Let your mailman and paper carrier know that your pet is missing, they may see it while on their routes.

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:


Serving all of Marquette County except the City of Ishpeming and Ishpeming Township – Located at 815 S. State Hwy M553, Gwinn, MI 49841 Phone 906-475-6661

Ishpeming Township Pound:

Serving Ishpeming Township and City – Located off Copper St, Ishpeming Township Phone 485-5415

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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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