Bear was found in Western Afghanistan freezing cold and struggling to survive, by an American contractor in December 2013.
He was incredibly tiny and would not have survived the harsh winter if he hadn’t been rescued.
Bear’s new owner immediately knew that he wanted to take him home to the USA with him.
Shortly before Christmas 2013, Bear or Tiny Bear as he became known arrived safely at the Nowzad shelter.
The funds were soon raised and Bear stayed in the safety and warmth of the Nowzad shelter until he was old enough to make the journey to his forever home in America in February 2014.