Superior Pets

News from UPAWS

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 $2.346 million and $39,000 of our $100,000 matching gift in memory of Joan Steindler! Will you give today to double the impact of your gift.

We were so excited to announce to our members at our annual meeting our plan to move forward with a phased construction schedule for our bold and innovative goal to build an animal community center. 

The board of directors has approved schematic designs, created in collaboration by a team of architects, engineers, animal shelter experts, and project manager, to realize this ambitious vision for the new generation of animal welfare.

The new shelter will integrate community programming and direct animal care into its operation, and create new approaches for the collaboration of animal lovers in animal welfare.

UPAWS has spent 40 years finding homeless animals a new home- but now UPAWS needs a new home. 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.


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

• Sophie is a domestic medium hair female, 4-years old.

• Biggie is a domestic medium hair female, 3-years old.

• Hank is a male rottweiler, 2-years, 2-months old.

• Marty is a male American bulldog, male, 2-years, 1-month old.

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

• Patches is an 8-month old hound and pit mix.

• Tinker is a 9-month old tabby female.

• Minnie is a 9-month old tabby female.

• Socks is a 2-1/2 year old tabby female.