Summer Adoption Event! FREE cat adoptions

Fee Waived Cat Adoptions June 25 to July 4 at  

Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter 

Adoption fees covered by generous animal lovers who are  

Paying It Forward to help 10,000 pets get adopted in just 10 days  

 Are you looking for a new best friend? Now is a great time to adopt a cat (6 months old on up) for free. UPAWS is teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society and more than 270 other partner rescue groups across the country to offer fee-waived adoptions, in hopes of finding homes for 10,000 pets in 10 days. 

 The adoption fees were covered by generous animal lovers who wanted to Pay It Forward and help send homeless pets home over the summer holiday.  

 To preview adoptable pets at UPAWS, visit or From playful youngsters to sweet seniors, pets from UPAWS are fixed, vaccinated and micro-chipped.  

 This adoption promotion is part of Best Friends Animal Society’s Save Them All campaign to save the lives of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. UPAWS is a Best Friends Network Partner. For more information, visit 


About Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter 

Our mission is to improve the quality of life and welfare for domestic animals and to provide a safe haven while finding lifelong homes for the animals in our care. We embrace the No Kill philosophy, seeking to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals.   

 About Best Friends Animal Society 

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,200 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 1.5 million. That means there are still more than 4,100 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to get that number to zero by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All. For more information, visit 


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