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Post  littlewid on Fri May 07, 2010 10:41 pm

Nowzad Dogs - The Forums Chosen Charity
Nowzad Dogs is the chosen charity of wildaboutanimals. It is a charity that well deserves recognition and support. We will not be raising money on site for Nowzad Dogs but their site has donate buttons that you can add your support to should you wish.

Nowzad Dogs Mission statement.

To relieve the suffering of animals, predominantly stray and abandoned dogs, in need of care, attention and to provide and maintain rescue facilities for the care and treatment of such animals, especially the dogs of Afghanistan.

I first came across Nowzad Dogs when I read the book One Dog at a Time written by Pen Farthing. The book tells the remarkable true story of how one man saved the stray dogs of Afghanistan. It is a book that will touch your heart forever.
Pen arrived in the war torn town of Now Zad in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2006. He was appalled by the horrors of local dog fighting and the amount of stray dogs struggling to survive in this war torn town. One dog in particular finds his way into the Marine compound and into Pen's heart and soon other strays are being drawn into the sanctuary of Pens makeshift pound, including one pregnant young mum who crawls under the compound fence carrying her newborn pups to safety.
The book is about Pen's gripping account of his time in Now Zad, the friends he made there and the remarkable journey they - and he - undertook. Above all, it is a story of one man's courage and humanity and his fight to make a difference in the most hostile and dangerous environments - One Dog at a Time.

On his return to Scotland Pen now runs and manages the Nowzad Dogs Charity, where all charitable monies goes towards saving and relieving the suffering of the dogs. The charity has grown enormously but continualy needs support and as the charity has evolved they are now helping to save and rescue the cats of Afghanistan.

Animals do not choose to live in such dangerous war torn circumastances, Pen has worked tirelessly to help save and rescue many dogs but continued support is required at all times and that is why this site has chosen to help promote the charity. wildaboutanimals is not connected to the charity, we are just trying to offer support for a very worthy charity that relies entirely on donations from kind hearted animal lovers.

You can read the story of Nowzad Dogs at:

http://www.nowzaddogs.co.uk/our_story.htm

The charities site where you can catch up with all the latest news - and there is lots to read - on the Nowzad Dogs web site:

http://nowzaddogs.co.uk/index.htm

One Dog at a Time is published by Ebury Press @ 12.99 - maybe cheaper

Please take a look at the links and read all the news and stories and if Nowzad Dogs touches your heart, please spread the word or click on their donate button.

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News - Soldiers Fight to bring Pet Home

Post  Safari Maiden on Sun May 16, 2010 9:54 pm

"BRAVE soldier Sophia Snape celebrates winning her biggest battle - bringing home the stray puppy she saved from death in Afghanistan."

This is sad, heartwarming and happy all in one!!

Read the full story here!

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Post  Laikipia on Mon May 17, 2010 8:26 am

What a story - quite amazing and how lovely that the dog will have a happy home now instead of what might have happened!

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Post  littlewid on Mon May 17, 2010 8:34 pm

Great story SM thanks, and to think we have Men & Women fighting, and loseing their live so that Afgans are free to do things like this
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Re: Nowzad Dogs - Chosen Charity

Post  littlewid on Sat May 22, 2010 8:00 am

Here is the latest newsletter from Nowzad Dogs. It's written in February but we have to remember they are busy with rescues and all the planning that goes with rescuing dogs and cats from such a dangerous area. It gives you a good run down on what has been happening.
Enjoy the read.
http://nowzaddogs.co.uk/mvtemp/feb%202010%20newletter%20web.pdf

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Post  Laikipia on Sat May 22, 2010 2:14 pm

If that doesn't bring tears to your eyes - thanks for posting Littlewid. It's quite inspiring what they are doing, so i've sent them something, they deserve every penny they can get.

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Post  littlewid on Sat May 22, 2010 4:11 pm

Lai i've just got in and read your post. Thank you so much, as you say, they deserve every penny they get. It is such an awe inspiring charity and I have great respect for them, just like so many others do.
If you get chance to read the book I can highly recommend it and again thank you for what you have done today it has really made me smile.

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Post  Laikipia on Sun May 23, 2010 1:46 pm

Just ordered the book on-line it's £6.99 paperback + postage.

Really looking forward to reading it Littlewid - but i am sure it will make me cry Sad

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Post  littlewid on Sun May 23, 2010 4:12 pm

Lai it will surely make you cry, but also make you smile, you won't regret ordering it. Once you have read it you will see why I had to make this our chosen charity, it will grab your heart too, it was a book I just couldn't put down and stop thinking about after I had read it.
If it's One Dog at a Time you've ordered thats a really good price, I brought the hardback when it first came out. Let me know when you've read it and what you think.

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Post  Laikipia on Sun May 23, 2010 5:02 pm

Yes, it is One dog at a Time and I'll let you know when i've read it, i'll pass it round to my mum afterwards and anyone else i can think of. They need more publicity i am sure so sharing the book will help.

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Post  littlewid on Sun May 23, 2010 6:23 pm

Nice one Lai, thank you, the more people that read the book and get to know of the good work the charity is doing the better for all the Dogs & Cats of Afghanistan.

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Post  littlewid on Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:28 pm

SAFARI MAIDENS JUSTGIVING PAGE LINK

As you are all aware, Nowzad Dogs is wildaboutanimals chosen charity. It is a charity that is deserving and needs lots of support. We are therefore incredibly happy if anyone on site has fundraising events for Nowzad that we can post and support on site.
I am so pleased to be able to announce that Safari Maiden has started raising funds for Nowzad through a sponsored weight loss. SM has her reasons for doing this which she explains on her justgiving page.
SM and I are an independent team who have our own fundraising organisation and obviously after making Nowzad Dogs this forums chosen charity, we both felt we had to support them as much as we possibly could through our own organisation and with our own hard efforts.
SM is hoping that for the dogs and cats of Nowzad you will offer up your support and donate to her justgiving page. SM will be incredibly happy with whatever you can afford, little, medium,large or huge, it all adds up and goes to a very worthy cause.
SM is giving up Chocolate, triffles, biscuits, cream, ice cream, all the yummy stuff for the dogs and cats, so please, please support her if you can.
SM explains her story on her justgiving page and she is very determined to do this, so again please support her if you can.
heres the link to her justgiving page.

http://www.justgiving.com/Lose-Weight-for-Nowzad
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Post  Laikipia on Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:19 am

affraid chocolate - oooooooooooh SM you are good. Will look at your page later.

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Post  Laikipia on Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:15 pm

Good luck SM

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Post  Safari Maiden on Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:45 pm

Thank you sooooo much Lai, it is very much appreciated.

Nowzad sent me this picture to use on the Justgiving Page. They are just gorgeous.



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Post  Laikipia on Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:41 am

They are just adorable SM - i would certainly offer them all a home I love you

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Post  littlewid on Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:53 pm

SM its a wonderful thing you are doing for those gorgeous dogs, its a smashing picture and like Lai I would give them all a home, but as I can't i've donated a little instead to your cause.

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Post  littlewid on Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:16 pm

SM your amount is going up great.....well done.....still wishing you well my friend.

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:51 am

I've just finished the first book - for anyone who hasn't read it yet, it is a wonderful true story, it really gives you hope that there are people out there willing to risk so much for stray dogs. It made me laugh, and of course it made me cry. I have just ordered Pen Farthing's next one which is out in July and i can't wait.

This really is such a worthwhile charity so GO SM GO - we're all right there with you lol!

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:50 pm

SM, I will sponsor you when I get paid on 30th June! If anyone could give me a quick poke on that date to remind me i would be very grateful!! Mind like a sieve!! lol! lol!
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Post  Laikipia on Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:41 pm

The new Nowzad website has just gone live. Well worth having a look with lots of video clips.

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Post  littlewid on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:10 pm

Thanks Lai. One I think I will look at tomorrow, set some time aside and have a good old look. It's brilliant that they have got it up and running now, I will look forward to going through it all tomorrow.

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Walk to Nowzad - International Sponsored Dog Walk

Post  Laikipia on Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:22 pm

Anyone with a dog/dogs who feels like a walk to raise money for Nowzad Dogs


‘Walk to Nowzad’ has been launched! Can you and your four legged friends get outdoors and put some miles in for a great cause? No matter where you live in the world please organise some friends, grab the dog leads (or your cat lead!) and let’s get walking for the strays of Afghanistan.

We hope you will be able to walk a mile or more between the 18th September to 3rd October 2010. If together we can walk 3631 miles then we have walked the distance from where Nowzad lives now to his home town of Now Zad in Afghanistan!

If you and your canine buddy would like to walk to Nowzad then please download the application form below or email Melissa here. Nowzad will be doing his bit and walking on Dartmoor (near Princetown) on Sunday 26th September. Please let Melissa know if you want to come along with him.



http://www.nowzad.com/

Tamu will be doing her stuff at the Mutt Strutt on 18th September.

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Post  littlewid on Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:06 pm

Lai thank you for posting this. I am going to see if i can rally some troups here to do a sponsored walk, if not I will do one with Nero. Manchester is too far for me to come and join with you and Tamu at the Mutt Strutt, but we have a long coastline here in the South so I am sure a long walk along the beach is going to be good fun, I will start organising tomorrow, but whatever, Nero and I will be doing it for Nowzad

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:19 am

Brilliant Littlewid - I guess they will be all over the country, it's a shame we don't all live a bit closer together, we could have a WAA team Very Happy

Should be a fun couple of hours and Tamu will love the 'Mutt Strutt' - especially the goodie bag she gets at the end of it

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