Yuyu Chiang (holding check) a MIOAW intern, held a fundraiser at Coop School by holding a movie night and selling popcorn. Patsy Peji Glad, Mioaw Majuro’s Secretary holds the school mascot Ralik.
What do you do when you are an animal-loving American expat living on an island where people eat dogs?
If you’re Lora Lee Mason, you get to work. When the tall, blonde, outspoken American first arrived on the Marshall Islands and learned untagged street dogs were clubbed to death and fed to local prisoners; she was horrified. She started MIOAW (Marshall Islands Organization for Animal Welfare), an NGO in Majuro, and posted updates on Facebook.
“The outpouring of support was incredible. People from all over the world sent collars and tags. They sent leather collars, rhinestone-studded collars, new collars, used collars. Some came with notes saying the collars were from one of their pets who had passed,” she…