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THANK YOU UPDATE!! Look who is feeling great! Leah! You know why? Because of this wonderful and kind community and supporters! She has had surgery to remove her tumors and is doing very well. Well enough to start a new chapter in her life and find a new loving retirement home!
A HUGE thank you to the following caring people and the Deb’s Dog program for donating to help Leah with her surgery and after care:
Pet Care Sponsorship from Deb’s Dog Program – In Memory of Deb Danielson, Emily Schneeberger, Mark Troudt, Wendy Pepin, Jamilyne Spruytte, Diana Menhennick, Sarah Portale, Gregory Geoffrion, Joan Jurmu, Mary Jo Paris, Candice Scott, Reva Laituri, Kelly Tollefson, Jennifer Flynn, Ann Brownell and Nancy Currie

Leah is now available for adoption! Help our Gentle Giant’s dreams come true, please give her your loving heart and home. Please share!! Call 906-475-6661 to arrange to meet Leah!

Click here to read her full bio: https://upaws.org/animals/adopt-a-dog/dog-detail/?id=25106737

Original story: This is Leah girl, a gentle giant Great Dane that we love dearly and deeply. Leah was dropped of anonymously to UPAWS. When she arrived we immediately saw that she was badly in need of medical care. Leah had an extremely large tumor that was open and sore. This tumor was about the size of a soft ball and hanging from her body down to her feet. The tumor was much too graphic for us to share, but we can say it was causing her much discomfort and pain. Leah also had other small tumors, long nails and an open sore on her foot. Despite all that, Leah was always ready to greet us with a tail wag.

Although we weren’t able to learn anything about Leah from her previous family, we saw right away what an incredibly dog she is. This gentle girl has a heart of gold and a personality to match. She is quiet, loving and attentive. She is also  super smart! She already knows sit, stay, down, shake, speak, sit pretty! Leah has an incredible spirit and a brave soul. We have been so blessed to meet this girl and we look forward to helping her find a true, loving home.

Can you help us help Leah?

Leah recently received emergency medical care and surgery. We are hoping the community with fall in love with Leah (how could you not!) and help us support her surgery cost, future medical care and other pets like her in need. If you can help, please consider giving a Pet Care Sponsorship for Leah. Together we will make a difference for this one very special girl.

Thank you to Gwinn Sawyer Veterinary Clinic and North ern Veterinary Associates for their care and compassion to Leah.

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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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