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American Dog Rescue and Nowzad Announce Partnership


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When Arthur E. Benjamin was introduced to Pen Farthing at The Humane Society of the United States “To the Rescue!” Gala in New York City on October 5, 2011, the two made the decision to join forces through Benjamin’s non-profit organization, American Dog Rescue, to increase rescue efforts and fund raising for Nowzad Dogs in the initiative to save abandoned dogs in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Arthur Benjamin and Pen Farthing

Farthing, a former Royal Marine, started saving support dogs of military personnel in Afghanistan and developed the first and only dog rescue organization devoted to rescuing Afghanistan’s stray dogs. Nowzad Dogs is a British tax-exempt organization that has saved hundreds of dogs to date. Through Nowzad’s work, neglected and undernourished dogs are relocated to western countries where they can find the love, care, and attention they deserve.

The life of Afghan and Iraqi animals is not one of comfort, even at the best of times; most of the day is spent hunting for scraps of food or hiding from the hot desert sun during the summer, or the freezing cold of a desert winter night. Many of these stray dogs in the Middle East will now have a new best friend in NOWZAD.

To donate in order help support the rescue and relocation efforts of Nowzad Dogs in conjunction with American Dog Rescue, please visit

American Dog Rescue (ADR) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. American Dog Rescue is committed to placing healthy dogs in permanent homes that are the right fit for the animal and its family. Donations can be made by visiting or calling (801) 944-3023.

Nowzad Dogs is a charity set up to relieve the abandonment of dogs, cats, and donkeys of Afghanistan and Iraq. Nowzad’s mission is to transport these stray animals to loving homes and assist in vital animal aid work that is desperately needed for the care and treatment of these animals. All donations go directly to helping the animals of Afghanistan and Iraq. Donations can be made by visiting