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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Status of UPAWS Felines

Dear Friends of UPAWS,

Two weeks ago, we had some cats and kittens become ill that quickly degraded and sadly passed away at the shelter. We found that this quickly spread to some other felines, and after a few more deaths,

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BFAS, UPAWS & Bounty Adoption Weekend!

We’re partnering with @bestfriendsanimalsociety and Bounty to Bring Home Happiness! Starting May 20 – 22, go to www.upaws.org to see all our adoptable pets and find your match.

Adoption fees will be REDUCED:

Cats aged 1-7 years are $40

Cats over 7

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