Syah came into us late in 2012 as a tiny bedraggled sickly kitten. He was instantly a real lover and once he had been given all of his shots and was cleared of health issues we introduced him to our cat room where he quickly made a lot of kitty friends.
Syah always had a lot of love for people and we felt he needed to be in a home where he would have love 24/7. We got to work and very soon Sandra and Onne who had already adopted 2 nowzad dogs stepped up and offered Syah a home in Canada with them and their pack.
Syah was flown to Canada in February 2013 and as we knew he would he has fitted in fabulously and made himself part of the family and he loves the dogs!
Late in 2012 Alice and her siblings were brought into the Nowzad shelter by a kind Afghan American lady who had been taking care of them since they were born. She did not have the space to keep them all and asked if we could take them in.
All of the puppies were in good health and soon a couple of them found homes with Americans working in Kabul and Alice was selected to go and live with a family in America who had already adopted 2 nowzad dogs.
Alice was an adorable pup who fitted right in immediately when we flew her to her new life in America in February 2o13.
Abigail was found on a camp in Kabul in Dec 2012. She had appeared from nowhere but it was apparent she was an obedient dog that had been well looked after and it was not known how she has found her way to the camp.
We collected her and brought her into the shelter and when we scanned her for a microchip we were amazed to actually find one! This meant that somewhere along the line Abi had been owned but something had happened and now she was lost.
The contractor that first found her quickly stepped up to offer Abi a home in America and we were able to fly her to her new home in February 2013.
Zeus and Diana came into the shelter as orphans with their brother Thor. Thor found a soldier to love him and went home in January 2o13 and then another American soldier contacted us after she had heard about a previous rescue called Rahbi and she wanted to offer a home to a Nowzad dog.
We quickly identified Zeus and Diana as the perfect pups for the soldier and as soon as we had raised their funds the jetted off to America where they are now settled and happy.
Sylvie found her way to the shelter in Spring 2011 along with her brother and sister, Harry and Gerty. All 3 young pups on arrival were very shy but it didn’t take them long to come out of their shell and start to play.
Gerty and Harry went on to find homes with Afghan families but Sylvie remained. Sylvie was very accident prone as well. About 3 months after she arrived she jumped up a fence and severely injured her toe, then a few months after the toe injury she was playing and twisted her leg and broke it. At this point Sylvie was moved to live with Louise at the office where we could have eyes on her all the time! She settled in but all we really wanted was for Sylvie to have her own family where she would be the centre of attention.
In February 2013 we were finally able to make the dream come true and Sylvie flew to the UK and has now been placed with a family of her own who adore her.
Medusa, Alice and Samantha came to the shelter early in Dec 2012. They had been raised on a base in Western Afghanistan and their soldiers now wanted to send them home to America.
All 3 dogs arrived in good health and received all of their shots etc and then fundraising in conjunction with American Dog Rescue commenced. The dogs were funded very quickly and by the end of January 2013 there was enough funding to get them all home.
Alice, Samantha and Medusa went to America on 29 Jan 2013 where they are now happily living the dream with their soldiers.
Thor and his brother and sister, Zeus and Diana were brought into the shelter towards the end of Summer 2012. They had been orphaned and were only about a week or so old at the time so could not survive without help. The afghan gentleman that had found them had tried to feed them with human baby formula but he was struggling so he came to us for help.
We brought the pups in and quickly managed to get them into a regular bottle feeding schedule and they started to grow and thrive. There were a few hairy moments over the next few weeks when we thought we might lose them but we persevered and it paid off and all 3 pups grew into healthy rambunctious puppies!
None of the dogs had a home to go to and then we received an email from a soldier in Afghan who had served here before and desperately wanted to offer a home to one of the less fortunate animals of Afghanistan. After several emails we identified Thor as the perfect pup for him and his family.
Thor’s soldier did a fabulous job of raising the funds needed to send him home and in January 2013 Thor was sent home to America where he met his soldier for the very first time. Thor was instantly loved by his new family and now spends his days playing on the property and doing all the things dogs love to do.
Robo and her litter of 6 pups arrived at the Nowzad shelter in September 2011. Spot and Munchkin were the first 2 pups to find a home in the USA with an American soldier and then 3 of the remaining pups were transported to America where they were given home with veterans. Libby was adopted in country by a British contractor.
In Aug 2012 Libby’s owner came back to the shelter to tell us he was leaving Afghanistan and wanted to take Libby home. In accordance with regulation in the UK this meant Libby had to stay with us for a minimum of 4 months whilst we did her blood tests in order for her to enter the UK without a need for quarantine. Libby settled in with us as the clinic whilst she waited.
January 2013 soon rolled round and we were able to send Libby home to the UK where she settle din very quickly and was delighted to be with her owner again.
Echo the Bacon cat arrived at the Nowzad shelter in Dec 2012. She had first appeared to her soldier as a tiny young kitten crawling from underneath a building on his base. She was starving and made it known with her loud vocals. It was quickly established that her favourite food was indeed bacon and bacon became her name.
With her soldiers time in Afghanistan due to end her soldier contacted us and asked for help in sending her home to America where she would have a never ending supply of bacon to keep her happy.
In January 2013 we were able to send Echo home to her soldier where she has settled in and keeps her family in tears of laughter with her antics.
Lucky, Lil Yellow, Hector, Fuzz, Chase and Mario were a group of dogs that came into the shelter from a base in Southern Afghanistan in Nov 2012. The base was closing and the soldiers could not bear the thought of leaving the dogs behind.
A mission was put together and all 7 dogs were safely transported to the shelter where they were vaccinated, fixed and received any other medical care they needed and then the huge task of fundraising for a group of 7 dogs started! Chase and Mario were funded first and were able to go home to their family in Dec 2012.
The remaining 5 dogs stayed with us until their funds were raised and in January 2013 Lucky and Lil Yellow headed home closely followed by Lady and Fuzz in February 2013 and Hector in March 2013.
All the dogs have settled well with their families in America.