British Troops and Strays of Afghanistan Rescue One Another

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A charity set up by a Royal Marine is helping British troops bring home their canine friends from Afghanistan.

Pen Farthing set up Nowzad Dogs after his 2007 tour of Afghanistan, where he rescued a dog from a fight, which Afghan men were arranging for sport. He believes that the dogs can be therapeutic and help soldiers re-adjust to life back at home.

Sergeant Sarah Marriott rescued her dog Reorg from a group of children who were going to drown him. British Forces News reporter Julie Knox went to meet Sarah and Pen, to see why their dogs are so special to them.

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20 thoughts on “British Troops and Strays of Afghanistan Rescue One Another”

  1. Make sure to check out Nowzad and Puppy Rescue Mission on Facebook. Thanks to the fans, we’ve managed to bring alot of dogs to safety.

  2. Oh that was so amazing!!!! What a great story. Will go back and look closer at the Nowzad website. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  3. It was so neat to see her go back to her dog. He was so excited to see her. So glad she was able to bring him back to he could have a great life in her home in the Uk.


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