Superior Pets

Alfonse is a domestic shorthair, neutered male, 5-years, 6-months old.

For additional information on any animals at UPAWS, call 906-475-6661

For additional information on any animals at the Alger Shelter, call 906-387-4131

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is getting closer to our goal to build an animal shelter that can be more than just an animal shelter- it can be an animal community center. UPAWS has raised over $2.2 million and we need your help to break ground in 2017.

UPAWS recently received a $100,000 matching gift for our Imagine the PAWSibilities Campaign for a new shelter. The matching gift is given by Martin Steindler, in memory of his wife, Joan. Joan was a long-time advocate for the no-kill movement and lover of golden retrievers. The Steindlers have spent many years coming to Marquette County during the summers and they have always been impressed with UPAWS”commitment to ‘take whoever walks in the door’.

UPAWS has spent 40 years finding homeless animals a new home but now UPAWS needs a new home. We are so close to breaking ground, will you help us get closer? Whether you are a business, an individual, a lover of animals, or a club or organization- we need your help. Will you help us raise $100,000 to get another $100,000?

Lynx is a domestic shorthair, spayed female, 2-years old.

Imagine a new home for UPAWS. Imagine the PAWSibilities.

Community members are encouraged to go to upaws.org, stop by the shelter, or send check or pledge to PO Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855 and mark it for the new shelter. Give today to double the impact of your gift! Call 906-475-6661 or email ktossava@upaws.org for more information.

Stay tuned with our Imagine the PAWSibilities Campaign in The Mining Journal’s Superior Pets.

Chia is a 12 -year-old spayed tortoiseshell female cat.

Shakira is a domestic shorthair, spayed female, 5-years, 3-months old.

Meeko is a domestic shorthair, neutered male, 5-years, 8-months old.

Mosby is a 13-year-old neutered gray and white male cat.

Curtis is a domestic shorthair, neutered male, 3-years old.

Sophia is a 3-year-old spayed gray tiger stripe female cat.

Mallory is a 4-year-old spayed black female cat.