Nowzad: the hounds of Afghanistan
Former Royal Marine, Pen Farthing, had no idea that a tour of duty in Afghanistan would lead to a life devoted to dogs. That was, until he rescued a dog from a dog fight. He named the dog Nowzad after the location where he was stationed and soon found he had made a canine friend that offered a welcome respite from the hardships of the work. Nowzad is now the name given to the charity Pen started up on his return to the UK, the only animal welfare charity in Afghanistan.
In this video, he tells us about the valuable work Nowzad do in helping to control the spread of rabies in Afghanistan, how the charity had the unexpected outcome of becoming a rehoming centre for dogs for the Afghan people and how Nowzad now helps other servicemen to retain the valuable companions they made when on duty.
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