Upper Peninsula residents care about their Upper Peninsula neighbors: That's one of the region's finest qualities.
So we have faith Yoopers will pull together to help the Marquette County Humane Society win a $10,000 grant from the Animal Rescue Site.
Last month, thanks to the support from the people of the U.P. and from displaced Yoopers around the world, the Copper Country Humane Society earned that amount of money from the first Animal Rescue Site's Shelter Challenge of 2010.
The challenge asks people to cast online votes for organizations that work to make the lives of animals better. Individuals can vote once per day in the the second contest period of 2010, which started Monday and continues through Aug. 22.
The organization that earns the most online votes is awarded $10,000 for its coffers.
The Marquette County Humane Society has come to the aid of homeless dogs, cats and other animals for years. It provides haven for these critters while looking for a forever home for each of these potential pets.
And $10,000 would be a blessing, indeed, for a group that receives no funding other than donations to meet its $350,000 budget annually.
Clicking a few buttons on a computer every day will mean you can help the MCHS in its work saving the lives of animals.
To find out more, visit the organization's website at www.upaws.org and follow the prompts for the contest.
Pet ownership can enrich family life and make a house a home.
We encourage everyone to not only vote in the contest, but to let as many people as possible know about the opportunity to aid the MCHS.
Let's show people around the country just how potent U.P. power can be.