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Nowzad - Afghanistan

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Nowzad clinic

After the turbulence that has ensued since the Taliban were handed back power over Afghanistan on the 15th August 2021 the Nowzad charity has worked extremely hard to re-establish our operations in Kabul.

We are extremely proud of our staff who stayed behind and have continued through what has been an absolutely hellish transition period to look after our donkey and horses (plus David the cow and Jaja the goat) whilst we planned how to restart. Many times, the Taliban have searched the Nowzad clinic and house as they have done to properties across Afghanistan. Sadly, some equipment and our Nowzad vehicle was confiscated. Just another hurdle to overcome.

We are truly happy to report that our Afghan ground team headed up by the extremely brave Dr Reshad have reopened the Nowzad clinic and our first clients were very quickly coming through the door. We have had a steady stream of working animal clients, particularly over worked donkeys struggling with wounds from ill fitting saddles or lack of sustainable daily nutrition. (This is part of a wider struggle for the whole population of Afghanistan as most aid money that the country relied on has been stopped from reaching those who desperately need it).

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We have also taken in several injured street dogs – brought to us by concerned local people who never looked the other way, with one happy rescuer returning with flowers to thank the team for treating the dog he had brought to us.

Sadly, all TNVR programs closed when the Taliban retook Afghanistan and we are still seeking permission to re-start our local program. The team were called out recently to deal with a dog suffering from rabies which involved us collecting the dog (taking into account the danger that presents) along with delivering a poster campaign to warn local residents to be on the look out as well as notifying medical practitioners should anyone in the area be bitten by a street dog. Once more we are starting small again in Kabul and will eventually come back stronger. Please donate today to make the difference for desperate animals in Afghanistan. Thank you.

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