Friday, December 18, 2009

Afghan Animal Rescue Shelter

It seems fitting during the 2009 Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign to highlight a special rescue and shelter today.

But before we do, we would like to give a little background information for those who are new to JFF. So if you don't know of the Nowzad Dogs or need a memory refresher, right click to read our previous post, "The Nowzad Dogs."

Pen Farthing is a dedicated man who is committed to helping save as many of the strays of Afghanistan as possible. Unfortunately, that won't be nearly enough, considering the number, but it is more than were being helped when he served in Afghanistan with the Royal Marines. To accomplish this, he and his wife started Nowzad Dogs, a registered charity.

Pen has just visited the Afghan animal rescue shelter and has a video to introduce us to some of the animals there. We were amazed at the size of the multi-cat cages. What luxury (room-wise) compared to our local animal shelter's individual "shoeboxes." But their shelter facilities are very basic and the shelter faces many difficulties.

Come meet some of the lucky animals of Afghanistan. They're lucky because they are being saved.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Pen writes: :Sidney and Watty, (Sidney is actually as close as you can get to a real Afghan hound),though both dogs were not in great shape at the Afghan rescue, I am happy to say that they are now safely in UK quarantine. Pictures and details on the website. Plus details of our other ongoing rescues. If you are stuck for a Christmas present idea then the book ‘One Dog at a Time’ the story of Nowzad Dogs, should make a great stocking filler and help support the charity! And please do remember that we are all unpaid volunteers – so any donations go directly towards making a difference for the dogs of Afghanistan.

Nowzad Dogs Mission Statement: To relieve the suffering of animals, predominantly stray and abandoned dogs, in need of care, attention and to provide and maintain rescue facilities for the care and treatment of such animals, especially the dogs of Afghanistan.

You can find photos and more information on the Nowzad Dogs website.

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  1. Wow, just goes to prove that there are nice humans all over the world and sometimes we don't hear enough o the "good" news...thanks for sharing that with us!!!

  2. This is something we knew nothing about. Thanks for showing us that there are caring people who help dogs in other parts of the world.


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