Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Local Businesses Help UPAWS


UPAWS would like to thank the many area businesses who have a canister in their store to collect donations to help our shelter. Because of their support, a lot of extra ‘change’ comes our way, all to help our shelter pets. Please thank them when you visit their business for helping UPAWS! These pictures show just a few of our many wonderful canister locations throughout our community & we’re adding more every day!

Pictured: Business owners  and/or employees shown with shelter volunteers Crystal Swanson and Karen Rhodes.

AMC Arby's Big Boy Border Grill Cedar Motor Inn Freedom Gas Jean Kay's Jeffrey's mBank New Age Tattoo Pizza Hut Super One Taco Bell the Vierling Togo's TruNorth Valle's Corner Valle's Vango's Wattsson & Wattsson White's Party Store

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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