Nowzad

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53 campaigns 3860 contributions received $275,532 raised Member since July 2018

Often when brave men and women are serving in a war zone they find themselves rescuing one of the many stray dogs or cats that are struggling to survive there, Former Royal Marine Commando Sgt 'Pen Farthing' knows this all too well, after rescuing the dog that started an entire animal welfare movement 'Nowzad'.

Who rescued who?

These soldiers are not only a salvation for the animal; the dog or cat are often described as 'lifelines' to their soldier, providing a respite from war, a moment of peace, home and love.

When the soldier's tour of duty comes to an end, it is unthinkable to leave their four legged comrade that they've bonded with, behind.

This is where we step in...

We arrange for the animal to safely get to the safety of the Nowzad clinic, we then provide shelter for the animal as well as vaccinations.

We also spay/neuter ALL rescues and provide any required medical attention.
Then, we carry out all necessary checks and paperwork to get the dog or cat to their loving forever home – wherever it is in the world.

Our amazing family of supporters never cease to amaze us how they rally to reach the target necessary to get the much loved dog or cat home to their new life.

War zone Rescues:  Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Ukraine and Libya

Homecomings:  USA, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Jordan Thailand and South Africa.

To date we are proud to say that we have reunited over  1200 dogs or cats with the compassionate soldiers that have rescued them!

But there's more...

Nowzad proudly boasts the first and only official animal shelter in Afghanistan.

Our well designed and purpose built shelter in Kabul provides a safe home for over 130 dogs. We also have a purpose built cat shelter housing over 40 former street cats rescued by locals or soldiers. Our work has now extended to rehabilitating former working donkeys in a peaceful and caring environment in what is a first for Afghanistan; the Nowzad donkey sanctuary.

Normal dog food brands that you could buy in the west are often hard to come by in Afghanistan and so we feed our dogs daily with a soup of rice, naan bread, meat, carrots and potatoes. The dogs are also exercised in purpose built dog runs.

Our Afghan staff take great personal pride in the welfare of all our animals and some even now have adopted dogs of their own!

Daily health checks are carried out by our highly qualified Afghan veterinarians and any necessary treatment is carried out immediately as required.

Our aim is to re-home all of the dogs that end up in our shelter; firstly to loving homes in Afghanistan where we have had great success, or for those who have already been fostered or cared for by ex-pats living in Kabul, we aim to rehome them in the west.

Get Involved!

Facebook: www.nowzad.com/nowzadrescue

Twitter: @Nowzad
Instagram: @NowzadRescue

Website: www.nowzad.com

Organization activity

Organization campaigns

Nowzad - Frontline Animal Welfare founded by Sgt Pen Farthing. Reuniting Soldiers with their battle buddies for over a decade. The Only Official Animal Welfare Shelter in the whole of Afghanistan. Get Involved Today!

$10,814 raised of $7k goal
24 Days running

Nowzad - Frontline Animal Welfare founded by Sgt Pen Farthing. Reuniting Soldiers with their battle buddies for over a decade. The Only Official Animal Welfare Shelter in the whole of Afghanistan. Get Involved Today!

$5,010 raised of $5k goal
101 Days running

Nowzad - Frontline Animal Welfare founded by Sgt Pen Farthing. Reuniting Soldiers with their battle buddies for over a decade. The Only Official Animal Welfare Shelter in the whole of Afghanistan. Get Involved Today!

$3,000 raised of $3k goal
57 Days running

Nowzad - Frontline Animal Welfare founded by Sgt Pen Farthing. Reuniting Soldiers with their battle buddies for over a decade. The Only Official Animal Welfare Shelter in the whole of Afghanistan. Get Involved Today!

$1,785 raised of $3.5k goal
11 Days running

Nowzad - Frontline Animal Welfare founded by Sgt Pen Farthing. Reuniting Soldiers with their battle buddies for over a decade. The Only Official Animal Welfare Shelter in the whole of Afghanistan. Get Involved Today!

$10 raised of $7.5k goal
37 Weeks running

Please read McCoy's 'tail' here, the touching story behind his name and why it is so important to those who rescued him to give him a new life in the USA: An Active Duty US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Captain is attempting to raise money to ...

$5,690 raised of $5k goal
38 Days running

Nowzad - Frontline Animal Welfare founded by Sgt Pen Farthing. Reuniting Soldiers with their battle buddies for over a decade. The Only Official Animal Welfare Shelter in the whole of Afghanistan. Get Involved Today!

$7,130 raised of $6k goal
27 Days running

Nowzad - Frontline Animal Welfare founded by Sgt Pen Farthing. Reuniting Soldiers with their battle buddies for over a decade. The Only Official Animal Welfare Shelter in the whole of Afghanistan. Get Involved Today!

$40,321 raised of $40k goal
66 Days running

Nowzad - Frontline Animal Welfare founded by Sgt Pen Farthing. Reuniting Soldiers with their battle buddies for over a decade. The Only Official Animal Welfare Shelter in the whole of Afghanistan. Get Involved Today!

$3,000 raised of $3k goal
101 Days running

Moonpie's Soldier Savior says: My unit recently moved to a small camp that was full of cats from the previous unit. My coworker and I are both big animal lovers and have many rescue animals. Moonpie is quite vocal and found us as soon as we moved ...

$3,000 raised of $3k goal
45 Days running