Tickets are selling fast for UPAWS' annual Cause for Paws Gala

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is preparing for its annual Cause for Paws Gala on November, and tickets are already selling fast.

Amber Talo, a UPAWS board member and fundraising chair, says only 200 tickets will be sold for the event. In previous years, Talo says, tickets have sold out before the gala.

Talo says this year will have a fun animal theme. Instead of asking attendants to dress in formal wear, organizers want people to dress representing their favorite animals, whether that's a dress with paw prints, a cat ear headband, or a pin with your favorite pet.

The gala will also have a number of raffle drawings, contests, auction items, as well as hors d'ouvres. Talo says all the money raised for the night goes toward helping run the shelter and providing necessities for the animals.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at UPAWS in Negaunee Township, Mares-Z-Doats in Marquette, or online at and search for "Cause for Paws."

Cause for Paws Gala is Saturday, November 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.