Animal doctors are on their way

Two young boys bring their puppies to a MIAOW clinic in 2016.

The best news for animal lovers is that MIOAW Majuro President Lora Lee Mason is back on island and she and her colleagues have organized to host 17 veterinarians from January 4  to 12. 

“We will be partnering up with Visiting Veterinarians International to conduct three clinics around Majuro, including CMI, Lojkar and a third site to be determined shortly,” Lora Lee said. 

The veterinarians will be led by Jennifer Betz, who is based in Oregon. Lora Lee met Dr. Betz in Chernobyl, Ukraine, last June while volunteering with the Dogs of Chernobyl program.

“Dr. Betz and her organization donate their time and provide their own airfare to the RMI as well as donating most of the medicines to be used at the clinics,” Lora Lee said. “This is a huge deal for the people and their pets on Majuro, and MIOAW is proud to be able to host the team.”

Services available at the clinics will be spay and neuters, wellness checks, ear and eye treatments, flea and tic medicine, and nail clipping. 

MIOAW Majuro is holding a fundraiser Saturday, November 30 at Delap Park. Titled Dog Daze Afternoon 2, the day will include live music, games, face painting and a doggie parade sponsored by K&K Island Pride Supermarket. MIOAW will host a raffle and sell food plates on the day.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Lora Lee on 456-7665 or Nike Wase on 455-0389. 

Read more of this story and related articles in the Marshall Islands Journal’s November 1, 2019 edition. Subscribe by going to the home page and clicking on the subscribe advertisement or go to PayPal and pay $57 using the editor’s email giff @ ntamar.net (no spaces).

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