‘Here is Shadow’s story. Shadow was adopted by an American unit who picked her up just outside of Dand District Centre near Kandahar. She was only a very young puppy at the time. They brought her to the camp in Dand, where I am staying. Sadly at the time the unit had not heard of Nowzad and the work they do, so no rescue could be arranged.
She had been vaccinated, but the records have been lost. After Shadow’s unit’s departed she was left without anyone to take care of her. So, myself and some fellow soldiers decided that we would ensure she was fed, had fresh water, was cleaned and had plenty of love which she gave back to us in bucket loads. She was our ray of light.
Shadow quickly grew close to us. At any given moment of the day, she can be found with one of the Canadian soldiers here.
Unfortunately, the incoming unit had expressed that they have no choice but to kick Shadow out of the camp or put her to sleep once we all leave. I CAN’T LET THAT HAPPEN.’.
Thankfully Shadows soldier had heard of Nowzad and we immediately stepped into action to arrange for Shadow to be transported to the Nowzad shelter back in June 2011.
Shadow was transported to the USA as part of Operation American Reunite on 16 Nov 2011 and she was met by her soldier who made the onward journey to Canada with her.