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In this episode of Pet Pardons News Radio, your hosts Jeromie Williams, the Managing Editor of Pet Pardons and Tawnee Preisner, the Vice President of Horse Plus Humane will be speaking with Pen Farthing from Nowzad.
Nowzad is the only animal shelter in Afghanistan and is in danger of being shut down unless volunteers can raise the money to build a new shelter to replace the one that local authorities are shutting down.
With a goal of $250,000 to build a facility, animal advocates from around the world are being asked to mobilize and help keep this important facility alive.
Listeners will also have the chance to call in and speak with Pen Farthing during the show.
We open the year with CNN Hero of the Year 2014 Pen Farthing, founder of Nowzad Dog Rescue, and author of 3 books including Sunday Times Bestseller: One Dog at a Time.
Watch Anderson Cooper's interview with Pen.
Kilo Company of 42 Commando Royal Marines arrived in the war torn town of Now Zad in Helmand Province of Afghanistan in November 2006. Their mission; provide stability for the local people during a period of ever decreasing security.
The Royal Marines soon realised that it wasn’t only the local people that needed their help. Many of the stray dogs that roamed the town of Now Zad now had a guardian for the first time in their lives; in the form of Royal Marine Sergeant ‘Pen’ Farthing.
Nowzad Dogs operates the only official animal shelter in Afghanistan located just outside of Kabul and supported by a small animal clinic headed up by ex-pat Louise and her team of Afghan nationals.
Meet Pen Farthing, the Royal Marine reuniting soldiers with the the dogs the left behind in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hear what you can do to help "One Dog at a Time". * 7th Heaven star Catherine Hicks has teamed up with a pharmacist to give us some very good advice. * Meet Dr. Glass the body language expert who can tell you how to spot - deal with and heal from Toxic Men.