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 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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25th Annual Tee Up 4 Tails Presented by the Huber Agency!

Our annual summer golf outing, “Tee Up 4 Tails,” presented by the Huber Agency, is coming up on Thursday, July 14 th & this year & we could use the help of our UPAWS supporters! It’s our 25 th annual

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UPAWS Board Members and Committee Volunteers Needed!

Are you
passionate about animals? Are you looking for an extraordinary opportunity?
Serving on the UPAWS Board of Directors may be the perfect opportunity for you!
There are many ways to volunteer and support the UPAWS mission.

Board of Directors: Board members serve

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Appointment Process

UPAWS is open for all services and meets & greets/ adoptions by appointment. 

Interested in meeting available pets? You will be able to self-schedule an appointment and select from available slots. During your appointment visit, a staff member will assist

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Community Support


DECEMBER 21, 2021

For each entry in the UP200 Dryland Dash a $1 donation is set aside for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS). It took a little longer than anticipated to get the check from our

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Our Youth Care!

North Star Montessori Academy students had a HUGE Wish List donation drive for UPAWS! WOW!! They went above and beyond! Thank you!


Amy Jo Klas North Star Montessori Academy Teacher and her Kindergarten/1st grade recently did a nice thing for adopters. The

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Our Community Cares

The St. Michael Parish Teen Group and others in the parish community, recently raised $428 to support the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. The donations from their October Blessing of the Pets offerings and homemade puppy treats sale allowed this

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Our Community Cares

The Superior Oasis – Comfort Suites, Days Inn & My Place (all located in Marquette), help a fundraiser for UPAWS. $134.42, and wish list items were collected for the shelter pets! Thank you, everyone!

Photo (left to right): Ryan (UPAWS supervisor),

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Tadych’s Econo Receipts help UPAWS!

Shelter supporters have been saving their Econo receipts for UPAWS for months, and we turned them in recently to receive a check for $3,775.47!

UPAWS has been participating in the Tadychs “We Share” program for many years & it has

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