Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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National Partners

The Best Friends Network is comprised of 501(c)(3) public charity rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and shelters actively saving lives and reducing shelter deaths locally.

Visit: https://network.bestfriends.org/about

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BISSELL’s Partners for Pets

Who they are: Bissell is a vacuum cleaner and floor care manufacturer.

How they support us: Shop pet products on www.bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout. Select UPAWS and we will receive a $1, $5 or $10 donation from Bissell as well as an entry into a $5,000 quarterly giveaway.

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters adoption events have helped over 34,000 pets find forever homes in just the past few years.

Visit Website: Bissell’s Partners for Pets


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Amazon.com Smile and Wish List

Who they are: Amazon.com is an online shopping website.

How they support us: Through the Amazon Smile program anyone with an Amazon.com account can register UPAWS as their choice organization to support and 0.5% of all purchases will be donated to UPAWS. UPAWS also has a Wish List registry on which shoppers can select items to donate to UPAWS and they will ship directly to the shelter.

Visit Website: Amazon Smile  (Type Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in the Search box)

Visit Website: Amazon Wish List

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Who they are: iGive.com is an “online mall”, with over 1,700 online stores, which donates a portion of purchases to charity.

How they support us: UPAWS is a chosen charity which will receive up to 26% of purchases made when shopping through the iGive.com online mall.

Visit Website: iGive.com

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Snuggles Project

Who they are: The Snuggles Project promotes blanket donations to animal shelters and is a project organized by Hugs for Homeless Animals, a humane education organization.

How they support us: We joined the Snuggles Project movement and encourage donations of yarn and support of volunteers to knit small snuggle blankets for the cats at UPAWS.

Visit Website: Snuggles Project

Contact volunteer@upaws.org to participate.


Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Office Hours

Daily: 12pm to 4pm


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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