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Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

$1,000 was used for our general expense account. UPAWS is an open admission no-kill shelter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. UPAWS is not controlled by outside sources, nor does it receive funding from outside sources. Marquette County does not provide financial support to UPAWS. UPAWS does not hold any political agenda with national organizations such as PETA or the Humane Society of the United States, nor do it receive monetary donations from them. So grants such as these are vital to the ongoing running of our open-admission shelter. We are very grateful to our wonderful community and Petfinder Foundation for awarding UPAWS this grant.

Food, operation of the building, vet care (this is a huge one!), adoption programs (we frequently run discount programs), staffing, education, community outreach, spay neuter programs for the community -- these are just a few of the many things UPAWS uses donations and grants for -- and all help our pets find loving homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

In 2013 we found homes for 1630 pets.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Carmel s one of many. She has a open sore that our vets have been treating for months — grants such as the Petfinder Foundation $1,000 goes toward much-needed vet care for pets such as Carmel. Here is her bio: Carmel is a pretty 5-year-old female spayed orange tabby. She was surrendered because her owner couldn’t afford her pets. She is affectionate, friendly and cuddly. She is litter box trained and nice and neat. Little Carmel has am allergy that has causes a sore boo-boo on her side but this hasn’t stopped Carmel from being the sweetest kitty at the shelter! She does wear a cone now while she has her vet prescribed meds, so she doesn’t lick her side. This darling girl is wonderful and she loves her people friends. Carmel takes her medicine like an angel, loves to be touched and enjoys the company of all those that say hello to her. This is a wonderful girl who longs for a kind soul to take the time and really meet her — you’ll see what a sweetheart she is.

LEARN more about adopting Carmel here –>

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