11 May 2011

GlobalAnimal.org raises over $27,000 to help rescue Japan's animals

Online animal magazine, GlobalAnimal.org, was launched eight months ago by married couple Arthur Jeon and Leah Lessard Jeon. The remarkable couple then started a non-profit foundation and were able to raise $27,000 in less than two weeks for the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS), which consists of three animal rescue groups in Japan. These three non-profit rescue groups are HEART-Tokushima, Animal Garden Niigata, and Japan Cat Network.

GlobalAnimal.org works to connect animal lovers with companion animals and wildlife by sharing animal news, editorials, videos, and entertainment.

"We originally created GlobalAnimal.org to inform, entertain and connect people who love animals," said Global Animal Co-founder, Arthur Jeon. "When disaster struck, our readers were already tuned in, sympathetic and ready to help, so we immediately launched the non-profit Global Animal Foundation."

To help Japan's animals during a time of incredible disaster, GlobalAnimal.org set up an online collection page for those that wished to donate. In less than two weeks, the page received over 33,000 visits and an outstanding $27,050 was collected.

Since animals cannot help themselves, it is up to us to find ways in which we can help animals in any way possible, especially in a time of great disaster.

In this case, all it took were two loving people to raise over $27,000. Just imagine the difference the rest of us could make if we all worked together.

Alexandra Hedin | Facebook | @Alexandra_Hedin
Alexandra is highly passionate about animals and animal rights, and wants to raise awareness of the cruelty that many animals suffer in the best way she knows how, and this is by written word. She is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, with a degree in Professional Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.

Screen capture: Globalanimal.org