When John Steele decided on a name for his Afghan rescue German shepherd mix puppy Kaiah in September, he merged two distinct and contrasting components — the site of the first base (Kabul) he frequented in the mountainous, war-torn Southcentral Asian country with the a Hawaiian name (Native American origin) meaning “rare beauty.”
Remember our little chap Reorg? Well he got released from quarantine in October 2010 and this great news story was done about him.
Our very own Brin the miracle dog got his own spot on the news just recently.
Please see the video below for the full story
We took some footage of recent trips to the Nowzad Rescue Centre.
Fun was had by all as you will see from the videos!!
With less than a week left until Christmas the rescues are still coming in thick and fast and we have seen the arrival of Nikita and Spirit at the Nowzad Rescue Centre in the last week.
Spirit and Nikita have come from the same base as the Gimpy Gang and both were in danger of being killed on the base so we once again jumped into action and they are now at the safety of the rescue centre where they are now making themselves at home until it is time to send them to the USA to their soldiers.
We also love to keep you updated on the rescues that have made it home and below are some great pics of some of the recent UK and USA arrivals settling in at home.
Lucy playing in the snow.
Ally is still enjoying herself at the rescue centre, she is best friends with Maggie the mad Labrador.
Christmas is approaching and we would like to now take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us through what has been an incredible year. We are busier than ever before and this year we have performed more rescues than ever before and they continue to come in thick and fast but we simply could not do this without you supporting us.
All the staff and dogs, cats and donkeys at Nowzad would like to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
We have also received this fab Christmas picture from Dutch who was one of our rescues this year ! Please do upload pictures of your four legged friends to the Nowzad Pals Page, we love to see pictures of everyone’s pets.
Geoff and Ann attended a Concert at RAF Cranwell given by the Band of the RAF College. Although they didn’t collect much as people went in to the concert or the interval they were very generous in giving donations as they left. (It did help when an Officer suggested a couple of ATC stand by the exit doors with buckets to collect small change!) They raised another staggering amount of £368.30p. Nowzad Dogs would like to thank the Station Commander of RAF Cranwell for allowing them to collect, also Mr Tony Crossman the organiser for putting us forward to the committee but a special thank you goes to Junior Technician Cara Palmer who instigated Geoff and Ann’s attendance.
A special thanks also goes out to Carla Cross who took part in the Challenge Scotland Edinburgh Christmas Walk on 5 Dec in aid of Nowzad. Carlas is still collecting her sponsorship money but we think she has raised around £300. WELL DONE CARLA!!!
Please do contact us if you have a fundraising idea!!
It has been as busy as ever since our last update and in the last few weeks we have seen Chemo, Tricks, Libby, BLT, Kujo and Calliou all make it home to the USA and Canada and they are all now in the process of being reunited with their soldiers.
We have seen the arrival of Ally who was adopted by a contractor in a remote area of Afghanistan, Ally is a quiet young girl who desperately wants to go home to her soldier so we are working hard to get her home to the USA as soon as we can.
We have also taken in Maggie this last week, Maggies owner is currently in the middle of a move and has asked us to take care of her for a while until he has his new accommodation sorted out. Maggie will go back to her owner shortly but she will definitely be a Nowzad Rescue when her owner decides he is going home to the USA!
We still have several other rescues in the pipeline and the requests are still coming in thick and fast so please do keep checking back on the website and Nowzad Facebook page for further updates.
As you may be aware we are also caring for a couple of donkeys up at the Nowzad Rescue Centre and on a recent visit Louise went for a walk with the donkeys and almost had her coffee stolen by one of them!!
Geoff and Ann have braved the freezing weather to raise money for Nowzad again, at the Grantham Xmas Market – the temperature did manage to rise to a staggering zero degrees!! They were ably assisted by Tracey, Laura, Liz, Tom. Kayleigh, Ruth & Howard which meant everybody had an opportunity to escape from the stall manning duties to warm up at some point! With their Nowzad merchandise, Tombola and a Kiddies Xmas lucky dip on the go and sheer enthusiasm to make a difference for the animals of Afghanistan they managed to raise a whopping £378.04. Fantastic stuff from this superb fund raising team!
If you think you can help by holding an event please contact us.
The K9 Crew are a group of young people from East Cambridgeshire who are regularly involved in projects and activities with the K9Project. They have been involved in fundraising activities and are raising money for Canine Partners and Nowzad dogs.
They decided to do something different and make a song to celebrate the relationship between dogs and man, as well as to highlight the large numbers of dogs who are abandoned in this country.
This was quite brave as none of them had ever sung in front of anyone else before and had certainly not made a record.
They wrote the lyrics in one afternoon after watching films about Nowzad Dogs, assistance dogs, and abandoned dogs.
Proceeds from the song (available as a cd with 4 page booklet or online) will be for Nowzad Dogs and Canine Partners.
Please follow the Just Giving link below in order to listen to the song and order your copy on CD or MP3