The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) 2024 Awards Recipients

These awards were presented at our Cause For Paws-Party for Pets on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Holiday Inn.

The 2024 Assisi Award was presented to Kathi Fosburg for her enduring devotion and compassionate care and support for the health and

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2024 Award Recipients

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2024 Awards to honor animals, individuals or programs. UPAWS will be presenting the following awards at its Cause For Paws-Party for Pets on Saturday, March

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2024 UPAWS Awards

 We are calling upon all animal lovers and advocates to help us in our search for extraordinary pets and individuals deserving of the prestigious 2024 UPAWS Awards! If you know of a truly exceptional pet or a compassionate person or

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We are Hiring!

UPAWS is now hiring for an experienced Shelter Manager who has a passion for creating a safe and caring environment for the animals and staff. This is a full-time position and will require some weekend or evening shifts. If you

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Time is running out! Please donate!

Your support helped UPAWS nurture and found loving homes for over 1,000 homeless dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and small pets this year.

We do not turn animals away and are committed to doing what it takes to rescue, heal, and find

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This Giving Tuesday Be a Hero for Animals


Giving Tuesday, the global day of generosity, is November 29! Give today to have your gift counted towards our goal of raising $8,000 for the animals.

Your gift helps animals in need

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Strut Your Mutt 2022 Wrap-up

It was great to see all of the dogs and people that came out to support UPAWS. Thanks to the wonderful support of our community, we were able to raise $14,255 that goes back to support the day-to-day operations of our

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UPAWS & 24PetWatch Discount Microchip Clinic

Chip chip, hooray! Do you want to make sure that your furry friend is always by your side and can be reunited with you no matter what? Then make an appointment for UPAWS & 24PetWatch’s Discount Microchip Clinic!

Details:• Starts September

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It’s a Competition between Bars & Breweries!

Eight local bars and breweries are all selling Rescue Raffle tickets in a friendly competition, all to support the animals of UPAWS! We have locations all over Marquette county for you to get your ticket. Stop in at any of

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Senior Dogs at UPAWS Fetch Grant

Gwinn, MI – Old dogs have something to wag about this summer as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) are among the winners.


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