Team Nowzad and Pen Farthing

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Team Nowzad and Pen Farthing

The whole team at Nowzad worked under immense conditions, every day, in what must be one of the most dangerous cities in the world – Kabul in Afghanistan.

The Nowzad Charity was founded in 2007 by former Royal Marine, Pen Farthing, and is a registered UK charity. Operating in extremely dangerous conditions, Nowzad provided veterinary care to the stray dog and cat population in Kabul. They have rehomed and reunited thousands of dogs with the military personnel the animals bonded with whilst on active duty in Afghanistan.

Team Nowzad has faced unprecedented challenges and they are determined to overcome them to help animals at risk in Afghanistan.

Read about Operation Arc – The Full Story of Nowzad and Pen Farthing’s Great Escape from Afghanistan

 

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Marlene Taylor
Marlene Taylor
9 days ago

A Man in a Million. A world first, in every way. Love and Logistics go hand in hand here. The love he showed for his team NOWZAD , their families, and the animals. Also, the logistics of creating and completing mission OPERATION ARK, is remarkable. That Pen Farthings, skills learnt as a Marine Commado, is a key point in this success To get all the paperwork for 170 animals, and all his staff etc, is just mind-blowing.

That he continued to work for the soldiers in Afghanistan, bringing the dogs, they had befriended, back home to those individual soldiers, long after he could have retired home to Britain, is a mark of the caring person he is.

He actually risked his life to achieve all of this. The British military should be so proud of PEN FARTHING..

Kay field
Kay field
2 days ago

Totally deserved

Aileen Mcghee
Aileen Mcghee
1 day ago

An amazing man and team. Under extreme danger he and Nowzad moved heaven and earth to help these animals. A true hero.

Trevor Rockliff
1 day ago

Pen Farthing and his wife Kaisa Markhus worked tirelessly in Afghanistan to help animals, some of which were pets of British service personnel. When the Taliban took control Pen evacuated Kaisa and then set about evacuating his veterinary staff and their families. With private support and despite HMG obstructions he gained access to a private aircraft and was willing to evacuate his staff and others in spare seating. His animals were to be transported in the hold. There was no demand on HMG, other than arranging a slot for the plane. He has been unfairly vilified by HMG but never-the -less he has brought his staff and animals to the UK. His staff will be a welcome addition to the countries veterinary experts.
Pen and NOWZAD are the epitome of animal carers and work purely on donations and sales of merchandise.
His former training gave him the desire to be a winner and the awards should recognise his determination to care for animals.
He is one in several million and he and NOWZAD deserve our support.

Leah hemsley
Leah hemsley
1 day ago

An amazing team who work devoutly in conditions most of us could never even imagine in a country where dogs and animals are treated horrifically in lots of cases. Now as are a shining light in the darkness bringing hope and love to the lives of so many little ones where there was none. Pen Farthing and all the team are truly amazing and Operation Ark was an amazing feat. Truly deserves to win this award xx

Helen Jones
Helen Jones
20 hours ago

Absolutely so well deserved. I followed Op Ark having been a Nowzad follower and supporter for many years, in fact little Mae even won Best Rescue in last year’s Nowzad online show! When there were so many comments from people saying it was an impossible situation for you, I aaid I knew you would do it. Royal Marines don’t see ‘problems’ or the ‘impossible’, they just see a challenge to overcome. BZ Pen, from an ex Jenny to a Royal x

Banjo
Banjo
7 hours ago

We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than Pen Fartthing and Team Nowzad. This is a remarkable organisation and #OperationArk is truly an example to us all about what it means to be a team.

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