Thank you to everyone who has asked and shown concern for our shelter, sanctuary and clinic at this worrying time.
Working in Afghanistan is uncertain and unstable at the best of times, but with the added threat of Coronavirus, Nowzad is now bracing ourselves for the unknown more than ever.
As of Monday 16th March, the Nowzad clinic and shelter in Afghanistan went into lockdown for the coming weeks. When it will end - we just do not know.
Our Afghan staff have very kindly volunteered to stay at Nowzad 24/7 and away from their families, so we can continue to care for and feed the 200+ rescue animals who depend on us in our shelter, sanctuary and clinic.
We have spent the last few days stockpiling the food, bedding, cleaning and medical supplies for all the animals, including fuel for our generator to ensure our life-saving vaccines in our fridges are cold enough as we still experience daily power-cuts, which are most likely going to get worse.
Sadly, animal cargo flights have just been suspended by the airlines. This means that soldier rescues and adopted dogs and cats are now being held at the Nowzad shelter. They are safe and cared for, however this has led to depleted resources and a lack of much needed space for new arrivals.
This situation has been a massive double blow for us, as not only have our expenses drastically increased, with many of our fundraising events being cancelled and costs increasing for our shelter and clinic, we are now completely reliant on online donations.
We know that the health of yourselves and your families and friends are your priority at this time and many of you will be feeling the financial implications of this current situation, but please consider donating to Nowzad in our time of need if you are able.
We will do everything in our power to care for the animals in our care and those who desperately need our help. We just need your amazing and generous support to do so.
Please donate what you can – our social media will be updated from our shelter in Kabul over the next weeks and months as we work through this crisis.
The world will be a different place when this is over but Nowzad will still be here. The animals of Afghanistan will need your help and support.
To donate please click here to donate if you are based in the US or Canada or if you are from the UK or Europe please click here to donate.
Thank you Nowzad Family. Please stay safe, take care of yourselves and look after each other.