News from UPAWS

As we enter into June we are exited to announce that through the committed fundraising of our staff, board, and volunteers, we have reached $2,959,535 (79.99 percent) in gifts and pledges toward the Imagine the PAWSibilities Campaign Goal of $3.7 million.

With 6 months left until we enter the new shelter, now is the time we need your help. As we progress toward our 2018 goal of $500,000, we still have $460,000 to raise. How can you help?

But, we need your help. If you have been waiting to see if we would do it- we have. If you have been waiting to see if the community supports us- they do.

If you have been waiting to hear us talk about the new programs we can offer- we are. If you want to see how we can be a stronger member of this community, we will!

Will you be one of the 10 friends? Find out how you can sign up by emailing ktossava@upaws.org or calling (906) 475-6661. To give now, 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. Stay tuned with our Imagine the PAWSibilities Campaign in the Mining Journal’s Superior Pets

Join the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in a day of celebration and remembrance for the people and pets we’ve lost while fundraising for the new animal shelter and memorial garden.

Inaugural Rainbow Bridge Memorial Walk

Iron Ore Heritage Trail (Negaunee Olde Town Park)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Registration – 11:00 – Noon

Memorial Service – Noon

1.5 mile walk immediately after

Activities – Noon-2 p.m.

Registration fee is $25 and includes the walk and walker swag, but have your friends and family contribute towards your memorial level. The memorial stones vary in cost and size, or you can join as a team to name something larger at the new shelter! 

Levels:

4 in x 8in Stone – $250

8in x 8in Stone – $500

Large Stone and Plaque – $750

Custom (Bird feeder, Dog Park Post, Catio Sign, Tree) – $1,000

Or, aim for the sky and walk as a team and work towards a naming opportunity at shelter- private dog kennel, cat condo, small critter room, horse stall, or more- levels start at  $5,000.

Find out more about this fundraiser on facebook.com/upaws or firstgiving.com/event/upaws/Rainbow-Bridge-Memorial-March

If you have been waiting to give to the new shelter, now is the time! Consider asking your family and friends to help you raise pledges to reach your very own memorial naming opportunity goal. Create a legacy for those loved and lost by participating in UPAWS Inaugural Rainbow Bridge Memorial Walk.

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

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