NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, UPAWS, is in the final fundraising phase for construction on their new location at Sands Township. They're also looking for the public's input on new Kids Club programs coming in 2019.
The no-kill shelter is partnering with libraries in Marquette County to get input from kids, their parents and others interested in volunteering for youth activities. UPAWS staff say it's best to hear from the public about programs they want to see.
"I can do research all day long on the internet on what other animal shelters do for kids clubs programs so we have some ideas but you never know unless you ask, so we want to know what our community wants to see," said Kori Tossova, Executive Director for UPAWS.
The first meeting for the public will be at the Negaunee Public Library Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Future meetings this summer are listed below.
Negaunee Public Library July 6, 6 p.m.
Forsyth Township Public Library July 7, 10:30 a.m.
Ishpeming Carnegie Library August 7, 11 a.m.
Peter White Public Library August 1, 10 a.m.