Dog lover Mary Soo with some of the furry residents at the Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter in a 2016 file photo. The coronavirus outbreak has caused the number of donors to drop, and the shelter needs about $17,000 every month to pay for rent, workers’ salaries, utilities and expenses for the dogs.
Unlike her peers who enrolled full-time in universities, Ms Mary Soo worked part-time to support herself while she took an overseas correspondence course in business.
When she graduated, she applied for a job in the financial sector and spent her whole career working for banks.
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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 12, 2020, with the headline ‘Happy that her money has gone to the dogs’. Print Edition | Subscribe