UPAWS adds hospice care to list of pet fostering programs

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is expanding their pet fostering program. Pets who need a break from the shelter, or are stressed out at the shelter are available for fostering, and now pets who are terminally ill, but not in pain are available through the hospice fostering program.

The program was paid for by a grant from Maddie's Fund. To foster or provide hospice care for a UPAWS pet, all of the costs and supplies are paid for, you just need to provide the care. With hospice pets, the care is a little more hands on, in some cases administering medications, or caring for pets that can't use the bathroom properly.

“More and more animals are coming in that are elderly,” said UPAWS Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Brownell. “Giving them a break from the shelter is a wonderful thing. Fosters are really a key part of our mission and we could not do what we do without them.”

For more information on how you can foster a pet through UPAWS, visit their website.

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