Just a little back story - NOWZAD is a charity started by an ex-marine when he fell in love with a stray dog in Afghanistan. It’s been going a few years and helps soldiers rescue the dogs and cats that stop them going insane while on deployment. These pets are so very important to our brave soldiers. Even stories of them saving their lives.
But now NOWZAD is in big trouble. I’ll let the founder Pen Farthing explain things in his own words:
Afghanistan is a country of equal hope and despair that inevitably leaves a lasting impression once you have experienced the best and worse it has to offer.
And now I have to inform you all that Nowzad Dogs is in trouble. For reasons completely out of our control we now find ourselves homeless. Our land rental agreement has been revoked.
For the last two weeks Louise has been working tirelessly to move the dogs to a temporary shelter that is still being built! But we can only use this land for three months at the most.
We have no choice – we need to buy our own plot of land and build a permanent base where we can house and look after our rescue dogs and operate a large scale ‘trap neuter release’ program that will benefit the people and dogs of Afghanistan in the long term.
But it is not going to be cheap. The coalition forces and civilian contractors have pushed the price of land through the roof and we are going to need to build kennelling, a new clinic and staff accommodation.
So today we start the appeal to raise $250,000 and to do it by July.
We need your help – now, otherwise our dream to make a difference in Afghanistan one dog at a time is over.
Too many people do not know about the work that Nowzad is trying to do in Afghanistan to make a difference. I am asking every one of you to go out and tell somebody new – please actively post about our crisis everywhere you can. And then start a funding challenge – we need every single Nowzad supporter actively working to build the new Nowzad shelter.
The Nowzad family can do this – myself and all of the team here at Nowzad are not even contemplating giving up. Full details of how to donate and what you can do to help will be published on Friday.
Believe. Afghanistan has not beaten us yet!
All the best
Please, please do anything you can to help - it’s not just about donating money. We need to get the word out and fast! Check out their Facebook page.
Thanks for the reply. I was on the iPad yesterday and I couldn't figure out how to copy links :/
But here I have several for you:
JustGiving Shelter Appeal:
Emergency NOWZAD Auction:
Sell it 4 NOWZAD:
I'm also going to be posting links to some of the NOWZAD success stories so please spread them far and wide :)
Can you give us the link to the facebook page Katrina?