We Help Animals
in Afghanistan and Ukraine

The Nowzad charity delivers animal welfare in Afghanistan and Ukraine. Our clinic in Kabul is has reopened delivering vital support to over worked horses and donkeys toiling on the streets of Kabul whilst providing care and treatment to injured animals; mainly cats and dogs. Read more. In Ukraine during this devastating conflict caused by Russia’s illegal invasion, the Nowzad charity is delivering vital aid via our headquarters in Lviv, to those in desperate need of animal supplies in the east and south of the country. Read more.

About Us

About the Nowzad Charity

To relieve the suffering of animals; including companion animals, working equines, stray and abandoned dogs and cats and all other animals in need of care and attention, and to provide and maintain where possible; rescue, rehabilitation and education facilities for the care and treatment of such animals with no voice but ours.

Charity Excellence
Working Animal Alliance Member
The Asia for Animals Dog and Cat Coalition
World Animal Day
Global Alliance for Rabies Control
GuideStar Charity Check
CNN Heroes Award
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In 2023...

Animals treated at our Veterinary Hospital in Kabul
Animals Vaccinated against Rabies
Students taught about Animal Welfare
News & Events

Nowzad News & Events

Operation Ark – the book: Press Coverage
Operation Ark – the book: Press Coverage

17 July 2024

Recent press coverage for the new ‘Operation Ark’ book.

Operation Ark book launch parties
Operation Ark book launch parties

30 June 2024

The long awaited true story of the Operation Ark, the evacuation of 171 animals and 67 people from Kabul during the fall of Afghanistan is now available for pre-order by clicking here! Operation Ark is published on the 8th July. 

The event in Exeter on the 8th July at Exeter football club still has just a few spaces remaining but the other on the 15th July at South Place hotel in London is now full! Sorry! To book your place at Exeter please email the Nowzad events team here

It has been a long emotional process for Pen to put 'pen' to paper but the hard work is finally over although there were some mishaps along the way as you can see from the video clip uploaded by Pen here


Operation Ark book extract released!
Operation Ark book extract released!

20 June 2024

Claret Press, who are publishing the highly anticapted book of Pen Farthing's extraordinary evacuation of 171 animals and 67 people during August of 2021 on the 8th July, have just released an extract!

Operation Ark is the powerful memoir of the most controversial figure of the 2021 Afghanistan Evacuation, whose story captured global headlines. As an independent inquiry later found, the government was “Missing in Action” with Pen caught in the crossfire. He had to steer his charity staff and animals through the dangers of a Taliban takeover and a political storm back home.

Ricky Gervais has praised the story as "nothing short of heroic" and Britt Collins from The Daily Beast as "“A compelling, vivid, and distressing account of what happened in those last days and a damning indictment of foreign policy failures." 

Peter Egan has also called Operation Ark "The most remarkable book... it's exciting, it's mesmerising" and elaborated in a video on X (formerly known as Twitter). It's well worth the watch. 

Click here to read the extract and pre-order your copy!