Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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UPAWS Love NMU Hockey!

UPAWS was a gThanks Ladies!uest at the NMU/MTU hockey game recently and had a great time visiting with shelter supporters and accepting donations for our shelter. The game was sponsored again this year by Dr. Jon & Jenny Webb of Downtown EyeCare, so many thanks to them for their support for this fundraiser. As part of the game sponsorship, we received a signed NMU hockey stick, which will be used at an upcoming fundraiser.

We’d also like to thank all the volunteers who came to help pass the UPAWS donation canisters during the game. The fans at the game were very generous-bringing in almost one thousand dollars in donations! Many people also brought ‘wish list’ items with them to the game so our shelter is stocked up again with pet & cleaning supplies-many thanks to those who were kind enough to bring something.

We had many people stop by our UPAWS table to see pictures of our pets that are up for adoption & visit with shelter volunteers. It’s always a fun evening & very helpful to our shelter, so a big thank you & ‘paws up’ to all who helped make this a wonderful evening!


Danielle's Family Helps Great volunteers! Lots of help! Lots of wish list items! Max gets us the stick! Nicole and Vicky helping watching the game and helping UPAWS too! Wildcat fans helping out

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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