OUP was started June 3, 2015 by Ashia Stevens; a Veterinarian Technician that has a big heart for animals, and a passion for animal care. Once Upon A Paw (OUP) which is 501c3 is an organization that gives animals a voice and financial help to families in the qualified areas. OUP covers 100 percent expenses for your dog & cats annual care. OUP also donates hundreds of pet food to families in cook county areas. OUP's goal is to decrease animal shelter rates and save more pet lives. If you would like more information about OUP, please fill out the form on the CONTACT page.