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Please be aware that the following information may be extremely distressing to some.

We have thought long and hard about whether to share the following rescue with you, our Nowzad Family.

Nowzad wins World Rabies Day Award 2017

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control has awarded Nowzad the World Rabies Day Award 2017 in the category 'Organisation - Asia and we are so thrilled!

Nowzad Poppy Launch 2017

On a beautiful sunny afternoon with the backdrop of the lovely Primrose Hill in London at PupAid 2017, the marvellous animal welfare legend and Nowzad Patron; Peter Egan launched the Nowzad Poppy for 2017.

Nesha; the heroin addicted dog

Please be advised that some people may find the video in this post distressing - but thankfully there is an extremely happy ending for this sweet dog. This is the extraordinary story of Nesha, the dog who was forced into heroin addiction.

Nowzad Newsletter 2017 - a message from Pen F

A message from Pen. 

Education - it moulds us, changes us and forces us to consider things beyond our boundaries…educate enough people and it could change a community, a city, even a country…there are no limits to the impact education can have. 
Nowzad knows how important education is in improving Animal Welfare within Afghanistan, and throughout this newsletter you’ll see the various and diverse education programmes that the Nowzad Charity is carrying out to change Afghanistan for the better.  

The FIRST EVER donkey sanctuary in Afghanistan

A huge thank you to all who have generously donated towards the continued care of our six rescue donkeys, including those who backed our ‘Shahzada Appeal’ and supporters of Animal Aid Abroad, who have sent generous donations from Down Under! 

Although the Nowzad Dog shelter provided a safe and secure home for our donkeys, we knew they deserved more. So, Nowzad has built the FIRST EVER Donkey Sanctuary in Afghanistan!  

Migrant camp disease prevention - Hannah's view

Our ‘Migrant Camp’ Outreach programme is vital for not only the animals of these camps, but the people too. 

Here, Hannah describes her visit to a Migrant Camp, and exactly how Nowzad is helping them:  We pulled up to the camp entrance, the sight of a family of scruffy stray, Labrador type dogs greeted us – a mum, dad and three pups all huddled together for warmth on a bitter February morning.  

FUNdraising never stops - the animals need our support

To everybody who has donated, continues to donate and for all those who give up their time and energy to ensure our success as a charity, you have our utmost thanks, it is your support that is the lifeblood of animal welfare in Afghanistan.   

The first ever Nowzad Fun Dog show!

Organised by the amazing Jill & Les; fears of no-one would turn up were soon forgotten as we then started worrying that the arena might not actually be big enough for all the entrants!

With categories like; ‘Prettiest Bitch’, ‘Handsome Hound’, ‘Golden Oldie’, ‘Owner most like their dog’, ‘Best child handler’, ‘the Parade of Nowzad rescues’ which included; the original Nowzad dog Tali, plus Maxchat (from Iraq), Wylie, Cookie monster, Xena, Sharifa, Moosh boy and Sharifa and ‘Happiest dog’ it was a jam packed afternoon.

Our contact details are changing!

Contacting Nowzad

Could I please ask you to spare just a few moments to update us on your contact details? If you recieved a 'hardcopy' newsletter can you check your address on the front of the envelope that it came in – did we get your name right? Is your address correct? Would you prefer to receive the newsletter by email?

We do NOT share your contacts will any other groups or organisations. We want your donations all for our animal welfare work in Afghanistan!

Please do let us know either by contacting us on email or by using our postal address details as below which includes our address for the new office in the USA!

If you are a UK based supporter then please use;

Nowzad; Meriel Suite, Hartnoll Farm, Post Hill, Tiverton, EX164NG and our office number is 07583812091.

If you are based in North America then we now have a new office which is located in Frisco, Texas!

Nowzad Dogs NFP; 2770 Main Street #161, Frisco, Texas, 75033, USA – we have not yet confirmed a phone number.


Nowzad Afghan Women Artisans For Animals

Nowzad has an amazing and unique initiative that we are so excited to share with you all! We are giving the amazing Nowzad Family the chance to not only help the animals of Afghanistan, but the people too…

In many Traditional Families in Afghanistan it is still unacceptable for women to work. So often, when a man dies, is incapacitated, or is unable to work for any reason, the women are forced on to the streets to beg. 
Kabul roadsides are scattered with these desperate women with no other choice but to plead for money from kind-hearted strangers to enable them to feed their family.

Nowzad is working to change that.

Nowzad's policy statement on the import of dogs into the UK

Lately, there has been an increase of press speculation in reference to the irresponsible importation of dogs into the UK. Here is our stance on this important matter.

Meet new Patrons Jane Fallon, Ricky Gervais and Peter Egan

As many of you know we have been honoured to have Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon supporting our vital work for the animals of Afghanistan for some time now.

So we are sure that you will be thrilled to hear that the comedic genius that is Ricky and his Best Selling Author partner Jane are now official Patrons of the Nowzad Charity!

Cathy Kangas becomes the Global Ambassador for Nowzad

Cathy Kangas is the new Global Ambassador for Nowzad, supporting our charity that reunites soldiers with the dogs that they befriended while on tour in Afghanistan. 

A night with Nowzad and Victoria Stilwell

On the 25th February 2017 Nowzad teamed up with the fabulous Victoria Stilwell for a joint fundraising event in Decatur, Georgia, USA. The sold out event was held at Canine PhD (thank you so much to the team there for donating the venue for free!) which provided a very doggy themed backdrop to the talk given by Nowzad founder Pen Farthing


Animal aid Abroad support

We are never more inspired then when we see the hard work our supporters do to make a difference for animals in a country that is thousands of miles away from them and animals they will most likely never meet.

Nowzad Poppy Field Print

Military painting in aid of Nowzad - limited print edition

This amazing piece of work, that has been named ‘Nowzad”, has been painted and donated to the charity by artist Dave Hill.


10 year celebration!

Back in November during Remembrance weekend we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Nowzad founder Pen Farthing's first meeting with that dock eared fighting dog that became the inspiration for the charity and what a celebration it was!

Points of Light Award

Nowzad Founder Pen Farthing has been named as the first GlobalBritain Points of Light winner!

An evening with Pen Farthing in Stoke

On the 11th March Pen & Hannah headed north to the birth place of Robbie Williams to tell the 'tail' of how he met Nowzad the dog 10 years ago in a remote forward operating base in Helmand province, Afghanistan. And what a fabulous night of fundraising it was!

Mannequin Challenge

Just for fun the Afghan team at the Nowzad shelter & clinic in Kabul took part in the recent Mannequin Challenge - we have uploaded the video to the official Nowzad YouTube channel.

Watch our Mannequin challenge below which was filmed on the first attempt - and yes... that is a real dog!!!!


An update from Pen - September 2016

Being part of the Nowzad charity has led me to know one thing for certain.. Our team of Afghan employees, UK & USA Trustees and volunteers and the amazing Nowzad family of supporters just do not know the meaning of taking a break.

Snowdon Challenge 2016

Even with some of the most brutal weather we have seen on Snowdon our courageous and determined supporters fought their way up and then safely back down Snowdon for Nowzad

Our new 'Afghan Princess'

Left to die on the side of the dirt track, a donkey that has only known hard labour her entire life is discarded like a piece of trash.

Pup Aid 2016

What a great day at Pup Aid. The event was perfectly orgainsed and apart from the last hour or so the weather was great unlike those on the Snowdon Challenge that day!

A huge thank you to Gary and Gemma for travelling to London from their home in Portsmouth to be with us all day and help man the stand.

Thank you to our supporters Donna, Debbie, Diane,  Gillian, Caroline, and Ishani who donated items for us to have on the stall.

It was lovely to meet friends & supporters, old and new, and we also raised £284.84p for Nowzad. 

Same time next year? Let's hope so 

CNN Hero 2014 - Pen Farthing

In December 2014 our founder Pen Farthing received his nomination as one of the top ten finalists for the CNN 2014 Hero award from the one and only Benedict Cumberbatch at a star studded event in New York City.