Friday, September 11, 2009

The Nowzad Dogs

Pen Farthing lives in Scotland but he has spent time in Afghanistan with the Royal Marines. And while there, he fell into rescuing dogs. There are certainly enough dogs in Afghanistan in need of rescue, but those that found Pen were among the lucky ones. And not only did he help them while he was there, he spent months "plotting" with his wife by phone to save them, rather than just abandon them when he left.

We highly recommend Pen's book, One Dog at a Time, Saving the Strays of Helmand. It took us from teary-eyed to laughing to teary again. Any serviceman in a no-pets-allowed situation who can turn his love of animals into a rescue operation for multiple dogs under impossible conditions deserves not only credit but support. His wife Lisa has been involved from the beginning. She was instrumental in making the long distance calls to search for someplace safe for the dogs, if Pen could manage to find them transport.


We found a news video of Pen visiting Nowzad while he was still in quarantine in the UK. We think you'll enjoy hearing some of the story from Pen himself. And then stop by Nowzad Dogs's website.


Nowzad Dogs is a registered charity and d
onations are welcomed.

And don't forget to vote for Merci again today. Thank you. http://www.cutestdogcompetition.com/vote.cfm?h=194291465301F78C17ECD3F5BA4AB250


18 comments:

  1. This is very inspiring. We shall have to read more. ~S,S,C & F

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  2. Thanks for sharing, sounds very interesting.

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  3. Great story. I've heard of other rescue efforts from the U.S. military as well. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Wow a good man rescuing the dogs

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  5. What a wonderful post thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  7. what an inspiring story and couple. we are so glad beans like them exist. purrrrrrrrrrrs

    Remembering 9/11

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  8. Tank woo fur sharing that!

    I furst learned about that wonderful group from my (now AWOL) handsome Rotti BF Ben!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  9. We support the NOWZAD Dogs organization! They do wonderful things!
    Tail wags,
    Storms

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  10. Truly amazing and inspiring the hearts that some carry. Hope all is well with all of you
    Deetzy

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  11. It is wonderful that these dogs were able to be rescued from a war torn place. I always worry and pray for the animals in countries that have been at war - both in zoos and abandoned pets. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What an interesting and inspiring post. We shall now go and find out more about this charity!

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  13. What a great story! What a great man!

    Loki

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  14. Jan... what you mentioned on our blog is so right!! :) I Pinot am very mischievous but young at heart. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing the info. We went to check out this site right away and we cried when we learnt about the situation over there but there are many happy endings. :)

    Momo & Pinot

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  15. We wanted to say thank-you for the purrs and prayers, we know that they helped Mommy a lot!
    Smoochies!

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  16. I tinkz dat Pen Farthing iz a realz hoomin bean hero! I tellz my hoomin boutz him and da woffie doggiez so dsat my hoomin bean can getz dat bookie and readz it to ME. OK?

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  17. The video was really great to watch. It is nice to know there are some really good hearted people who will go out on a limb to rescue animals.

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci

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  18. Mom heard about this. Thanks for putting up more info.

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