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Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS)

all black shepherd dog

Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) is a nonprofit organization and the only shelter located in Marquette County, serving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Every day, they care for homeless, unwanted, abandoned, and abused domestic animals, advocating for them and  helping them find forever homes. They seek to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals and have consistently saved 98% of the animals who come into their program.  

Funded in 2018 and 2022

A generous grant provided by The Grey Muzzle Organization will support Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS)'s medical program for senior dogs, providing preventative care, blood work, and urinalysis testing for 50 senior dogs. Funding will also support advertising promotions to get senior dogs adopted more quickly. The grant will help senior dogs like Gladys, an eight-year-old German shepherd who arrived at the shelter as a stray. UPAWS believes that seniors like Gladys deserve to have a second chance in life, and the generous support of Grey Muzzle will make that possible.