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Cause for Paws 2015 – A great success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make “Cause for Paws 2015”, on Saturday, a great day for UPAWS! Over 100 people enjoyed food, music, and camaraderie…all to support our efforts at UPAWS to serve our community’s homeless animals. By coming together, and with the wonderful support of businesses and individuals, we were able to raise almost $10,000 for our shelter.


And……a special thank you to the following individuals and businesses for their tremendous support in donating items for our prizes: 

Laura Aldridge, Lynn Andronis, Art of Framing, All Season Floral, Big Boy, Border Grill, Buck’s Restaurant, Buck’s Sub Shop, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cindi Carlson, Classic Auto Detailing, CoCo’s, Cognition Brewing Co., The Congress, Kathleen Conover, The Cookie Jar, The Country Village, Da Yoopers Tourist Trap, Dance of the Sun Day Spa, Dia de los Tacos, Doggie Styles Pet Grooming, Donckers, Everyday Wines, Forsberg Flowers, Getz’s, Hannah’s Tea Times, Honor Credit Union, Betty Hutchinson, Irontown Pasties, Jackson Pit, Jasper Ridge, Joe’s Cakes, Kate’s Place, LaFreniere’s Furniture, Reva Laituri, Lutey’s, Mama Mia’s, Mathews Floor Fashions, Christie Michelsen, Michigan Made, Midtown Bakery & Café, Lisa Niemisto, NMU Hockey, Karen Nygaard, Marlene & Phil Ombrello, The Green Bay Packers, Paisano’s Pizza, Michael Paquette, The Portside Inn, Gretchen Preston, Quality Car Care, Red Rock Lanes, Karen & Joe Rhodes, Richardson Jewelers, John Rohrer, SERVPRO of the U.P., Shelly’s Floral, Smokehouse Glenn, St. Charles Winery, Diana Sullivan, Superior Design, Thrivent Financial, Tino’s Bar & Pizza, Mark Troudt, Michelle Tuccini, The Venice Pub & Pizzeria, Amber Wetton, Chris Wetton, Lisa Wetton, Whitney’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix, Yooper Shirts

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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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