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.
The crew at Animals Aid Abroad in Australia have once more done us proud by fundraising tirelessly to support our work and all of us here at Nowzad are so grateful for the huge amount of support they have given us.
In Afghanistan the working donkey is vital to carry supplies (water, food and building supplies) to the many outlying villages, including most of Kabul’s surrounding urban areas. The donkeys are overworked and many years of conflict have left a limited knowledge base of animal welfare regarding the needs of donkeys. Animal Aid Abroad has teamed up with us here at Nowzad support improved donkey welfare by using qualified vets and farriers to provide vaccinations and hoof repairs, and educate Afghan Muleteers about the importance of basic health checks, feeding, husbandry and care of their animal. Nowzad will also provide animal handling training for veterinarian students at Kabul University.
Last year Australian Ethical provided an AUS$20,000 grant to Animal Aid Abroad to allow our new donkey project in Afghanistan to hit the ground running.www.animalaidabroad.org
This is an amazing level of support and we want to thank Janet and the team for their determination and compassion to make a difference in Afghanistan. You can watch a short video of Nowzad founder Pen explaining why we still need funds for our work with donkeys in Afghanistan here