PPCT donates £2500 towards Pen Farthing’s Nowzad appeal

Charity determined to get staff and animals out of Afghanistan to safety

female vet looks through microscope at nowzad animal charity afghanistan

PPCT has donated £2500 to Nowzad, the animal charity founded by ex-marine Pen Farthing in Afghanistan.

The donation was made in response to a desperate plea by Farthing on national television for funds to help him get his staff and the animals in their care to safety in the UK.

With the Taliban back in power, the staff are believed to be in very real danger owing to their association with a British charity and an ex-serviceman.

vet at nowzad holds dog

Nowzad was set up to reunite soldiers with the stray cats and dogs they befriended on the front line in Afghanistan. Since then, the charity has brought over 1600 soldiers and their pets back together. They have also opened a dog shelter, a cat shelter and Afghanistan’s first donkey shelter. These actions have not only changed the lives of the animals in their care but also brought opportunities for local people.

Nowzad trains Afghanistan’s first female vets

In 2018, PPCT donated funds to support Nowzad’s Veterinary Student Practical Training programme. This allowed them to train more than one hundred local veterinary students in practical, hands-on sessions at the Nowzad Conrad Lewis clinic in Kabul. The charity has been a pioneer in training the country’s first female vets.

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