NEGAUNEE - The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is in need of assistance to handle a recent increase in the number of animals housed at the shelter.
The shelter on Snowfield Road in Negaunee Township received 36 animals over the past three days, according to UPAWS manager Dayna Kennedy.
There is a need of foster homes for dogs, cats and rabbits. Foster homes can be set up for a week or more to help ease the burden on shelter staff and give officials time to working out solutions to the significant increase in animals.
The shelter also needs help walking dogs from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at noon and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., as well as assistance with other aspects of caring for the animals.
For more information, call the shelter at 475-6661.