Mari was found wandering around the grounds at the Nowzad shelter in June 2011. She appeared to have been well looked after and had a lovely nature so the Nowzad staff took her in and waited to see if anyone claimed her.
Sadly no one did come forward to claim her but she did form a bond with one of Nowzad’s volunteers, Sarah.
After a few weeks of being at the shelter, Sarah decided she really wanted to send Mari to the USA so she asked her brother ‘Chops’ if he would be willing to give Mari a home.
‘Chops’ was seriously injured in a car accident in 1978 and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. He lives alone, is very self-reliant, and involved in community service and he jumped at the chance to offer Mari a loving home with him in Maine.
Mari left Afghanistan on 03 Dec 2011 and started her journey back to the USA. She is now settled in with Chops and loving life in America.