UPAWS will be hosting its annual Cause for Paws event Saturday at Marquette's Holiday Inn.
Though everyone's focus will most likely be on the pets, UPAWS personnel say the event is just as much in honor of people.
"People and pets are intertwined. You can't separate them. The love they feel for their pets extends to other people in their lives, the other animals that are here in our shelter. And its absolutely phenomenal, the work and the support that they give us" said UPAWS board member Lynn Andronis.
Tickets to the event are $50, with two free drink tickets and access to a buffet included.