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      Marquette shelter overwhelmed with cats needing good homes

      The Marquette Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) has an overwhelming number of adult cats that need a home.

      On Friday, UPAWS will begin their "Nine Lives for $9" campaign. All of the cats nine months and older are in need of a good home.

      The cats will also be spayed and neutered for free, vaccinated, microchipped, and 30 days of free pet insurance will so be included.

      UPAWS said this time of year they have a high number of cats, and because they do not turn them away, the shelter is running out of space.

      "We have every personality, every age, and every type, from cuddle bugs to playful to anything in between. They are wonderful cats looking for loving homes," said Ann Brownell, board vice president of UPAWS.

      The event ends June 30.