Animal related

NOWZAD DOGS NFP

Winning the War for Animals

aka Nowzad

Frisco, TX

Mission

The aim of the charity is to improve the welfare of the animals of Afghanistan; which includes humanely reducing the stray dog population which in turn will reduce the incidents of canine rabies, provide animal welfare education for the Afghan people and develop training programs to improve the lives of working animals.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Our shelter and clinic in Kabul is the only officially Afghan government recognized and sanctioned animal rescue shelter in Afghanistan.
We relieve the suffering of stray and abandoned animals in Afghanistan by providing rescue and veterinary treatment facilities including reducing the numbers of unwanted animals and disease through a humane neuter and vaccination program.
Currently we are training our vets to develop a working equines treatment, injury prevention and education program.
Through improved security, Afghan nationals now feel able to give a dog or cat a home and we have been on hand to give treatment, vaccination and neutering where required.

Ruling Year

2013

Chairman and Founder

Mr. Paul 'Pen' Farthing

Director

Miss Hannah Surowinski

Main Address

Nowzad NFP 2770 Main Street #161

Frisco, TX 75033 USA

Keywords

Dogs Animals Military Education Animal Welfare Cats Donkeys Spay and Neuter

EIN

46-0536511

 Number

0449767038

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Our programs

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Reunited serving soldiers with stray animals they've adopted whilst serving

Vet Training

Humane Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release

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Whilst we are continuing to help soldiers rescue animals they have adopted during their tour serving on the front line, our main aim is to always help the animals who are not so lucky.
To this end, Nowzad is aiming to focus efforts on leaving a legacy that improves the lives of not only the animals of Afghanistan, but for the people also.

We are continuing to educate the people of Afghanistan on animal welfare, particularly the children, to teach them not to abuse animals, that dog fighting is wrong, to teach them that stray dogs carry disease, as well as how to care for their working animals and to teach them that dogs and cats can be part of the family too.

We are looking to increase our current small but very successful TNVR scheme to the whole of Kabul. We want Nowzad to be responsible for not only humanely reducing the stray dog population but to also to completely cut the number of deaths from animal related diseases, especially rabies.

Nowzad will continue our work in Afghanistan long after the troops leave. Nowzad will be there ensuring that the lives of the animals and subsequently the people, will be vastly improved by our presence.

As we operate in Afghanistan our strategies are constantly developing to suit our environment. We constantly have to improvise, adapt and overcome. Please feel free to contact us on our past, present and future projects and initiatives.

• The only officially recognized Animal Welfare Organisation operating on a permanent basis in Afghanistan, including:

- The only small animal shelter in Afghanistan (located in Kabul)
- The only fully professional small animal clinic in Afghanistan (located in Kabul)
- Two fully qualified Afghan vets (almost certainly the most qualified vets in Afghanistan)
- Nine clinic and shelter workers

Nowzad Shelter Veterinary Service Reporting
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Number of stray dogs/cats submitted to us
Number of dogs/cats adopted out
Incidents of rabies reports

• The only officially recognised Animal Welfare Organisation operating on a permanent basis in Afghanistan, including:

- The only small animal shelter in Afghanistan (located in Kabul)
- The only fully professional small animal clinic in Afghanistan (located in Kabul)
- Two fully qualified Afghan vets (almost certainly the most qualified vets in Afghanistan)
- Nine clinic and shelter workers
- An increased number of local Afghan people rescuing and bringing stray or injured animals to our clinic
- An increased number of local Afghan people adopting rescued neutered and vaccinated animals from us under our successful Afghan adoption scheme
- An increased number of local Afghan people bringing in their own animals to be treated, neutered and vaccinated.
- We are currently in the process of establishing an injury prevention and treatment programme for working equines
- Vital education scheme which was successfully launched with the Wetnose Animal Aid ‘Kick a Ball not a Puppy’ campaign in Kabul
- Establishing a TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, release) programme to reduce the numbers of unwanted animals and the incidence of disease, particularly rabies.

• We have reunited over 650 dogs and cats with their serving soldiers from all over the world, including the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Holland and South Africa. Receiving International press coverage and continued interest and support from these countries.

• Pen Farthing writing two best-selling books highlighting the plight of animals in Afghanistan and the work of the charity.

• Nowzad has been named ‘Just Giving’s ‘Charity of the Year’ 2013

• Nowzad has also been chosen as the British Veterinary Nursing Association’s (BVNA) Charity of the Year 2013/2014

• Nowzad Dogs is also the Animal Transportation Association charity of the year 2013

• The Nowzad Clinic has been credited in The Veterinary Parasitology Journal for our part in diagnosing Trypmaniasis, a never before seen disease in Afghanistan. This is a huge achievement for the Nowzad Clinic Vet Team as well as a leap forward in veterinary science. A copy of the report is available upon request.

• We have had 2 rescued street dogs become fully fledged Service Dogs in the US. These dogs are now a much valued and loved lifeline to their veterans suffering from PTSD, and we hope this is only the beginning!

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NOWZAD DOGS NFP

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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No

BOARD COMPOSITION

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No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

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