Help Nowzad get Rip-It from Afghanistan to the USA!
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Rip-It's Soldier Savior says:

We started to see this puppy who would hang out at one of the checkpoints that my Afghan Army partner force controlled.
We would see her every day on our patrols and one day we brought a few leftovers to give to her.
It became a daily thing and part of our pre-mission routine. Extra ammo? Check. Extra batteries? Check. Food for the puppy? Check. 

 

But we couldn’t just forget our partner force friends. We get free energy drinks here called “Rip It’s” and the Afghans go crazy over them.
We usually took a few to give to our partner force just to build rapport and be nice guys but we started packing a whole case every day to ensure that the Afghan soldiers took care of her in our absence and protected her from the other dogs.
It was the Afghans who named her Rip-it and the name stuck. 

 

While we’ve known Rip-it she’s had a rock thrown at her, and been bitten twice by other dogs.
Being a puppy in Afghanistan isn’t easy.
Our work was often less than glamorous and Rip-It was our slice of cute furry happiness.
She was quite the morale raiser, and we don’t want to leave her behind. 

 

Donations via check can be mailed to:

Nowzad Dogs NFP, 2770 Main Street #161
Frisco, Texas, 75033, USA

Please include the animal that you would like to donate to in your mailing.

If, for whatever reason, the companion animal rescue is not successful (such as disease or injury) then at the discretion of Nowzad Dogs, the funds collected via this Youcaring page will be allocated to support the vital daily operational costs of the Nowzad Dogs small animal clinic and shelter in Kabul.
The total required for a companion animal to travel to North America is on average $5000 for a dog and $2500 for a cat (we make no profit and everything is subject to currency valuations and fuel prices on the day). We are sadly unable to offer refunds on donations.


To receive a tax-deductible receipt where applicable, or for any other queries including copyright of photos, please contact:
hannah@nowzad.org

Nowzad Dogs is a 501c3 non-profit in the USA and a registered charity 1119185 in England and Wales

 

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