Superior Pets

Monarch is a spayed female domestic shorthair, 5-years old.

News from UPAWS

How much difference can a year make? A big one, if you are the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. Last November, UPAWS had just announced the public phase of its capital campaign to build a new shelter.

Having raised 50 percent of the total, ($1.8 million) through quiet and lead gifts, UPAWS began to ask the community if they believe that Marquette County needs a new animal shelter, and one that can be so much more than just a shelter.

The community responded with a resounding yes! Since that time, UPAWS has reached $2.67 million in gifts and pledges and broken ground on the new shelter. This is all in addition to fundraising for the operations of our shelter and adopting out almost 1,000 animals.

We can’t stop now! Can we finish 2017 strong and finish the construction of the shelter in 2018? Only with your help. Consider a tax-deductible gift today to help us be in our new home with no delay.

Imagine the PAWSibilities.

Call 906-475-6665 or email to learn the new programs we will be able to offer. To give, community members are encouraged to go to, stop by the shelter, or send check or pledge to PO Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855 and mark it for the new shelter.

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

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

• Katie is a spayed female domestic shorthair, 6-years old.

• Scooter is a male neutered domestic shorthair, 10-years old.

• Lily is a female domestic shorthair, 10-years, 2-months old.

• Monarch is a spayed female domestic shorthair, 5-years old.

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

• Tatiana is about 1-2 years old spayed female gray and white cat.

• Hunter is a 2 1/2-year-old male neutered mixed-breed dog.

• Sabrina is about 1-2 years old, a spayed female calico cat.

• Max is a 7-year-old spayed female three-legged pitbull/rottweiler mix.