The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by concerned local citizens to help unwanted and stray animals in Marquette county. UPAWS does not receive any Federal, State or County funding but relies completely on the generosity of its citizens, members and buisnesses through donations and various fundraising activities.
2014 Pet Photo Calendar Contest
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2013 Tee Up For Tails
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Click HERE to view 2012 year's picures.
2013 Strut Your Mutt
The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter's 8th Annual “Strut Your Mutt” Charity Walk for Homeless Animals will be held on Sept 7th at the Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. mark Your Calendars!!
Check out last year's pictures!
Meow March Virtual Cat Walk
A Benefit for Homeless Pets
March 1st to March 31st 2013
Calling all feline fanatics!
Don't let those mutts have all the fun! Let the cats have a chance to strut!
Meow March provides an opportunity for cat-lovers to raise money for homeless pets from the comforts of their own homes! CLICK this link: https://www.firstgiving.com/upaws/meow-march-2013 to go to our Meow March page and learn more about how you can join the fun!
Each $1 raised for every virtual mile will bring your and your kitty a mile closer to your 'virtual destination' and a step closer to helping UPAWS pets.
Please help us reach our Goal of $2,000! Join us and show your support!
2013 Cause for Paws Charity Event
The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is holding it's annual Cause For Paws fundraiser May 11th. Click the Cause for Paws Logo to learn about this fun event!
2013 Burke Pet Portrait Fundraiser
Burke Photo will be holding it's annual portrait fundraiser for UPAWS. April 9th is Burke’s pet portraits, April 13th is pets & people . People & pets outdoor sessions: $129 donation (value: $248). The voucher for the outdoor session must be purchased by April 19th. The outdoor session must be scheduled at designated areas June through August. Call Burke at 906-228-7580 to schedule an appointment.
Check out previous year's pictures: