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NOWZAD DOGS NFP

Winning the War for Animals

aka Nowzad   |   Frisco, TX   |  http://www.nowzad.com

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NOWZAD DOGS NFP

EIN: 46-0536511


Mission

To relieve the suffering of animals including companion animals, working equines, stray and abandoned dogs and cats and all other animals in need of care and attention, and to provide and maintain (where possible); rescue, rehabilitation and education facilities for the care and treatment of such animals with no voice but ours. Nowzad is now back in Afghanistan (after the events of the evacuation of Kabul during 2021) managing a small animal clinic, dog and cat shelter and the first ever donkey sanctuary in Afghanistan. The Nowzad charity is now also operating in Ukraine to provide desperately needed supplies for animal shelters affected by Russia's illegal invasion.

Notes from the nonprofit

To relieve the suffering of animals in Afghanistan; including companion animals, working equines, stray and abandoned dogs and cats and all other animals in need of care and attention, and to provide and maintain rescue, rehabilitation and education facilities for the care and treatment of such animals with no voice but ours. Our team is dedicated and committed to providing animal welfare in Afghanistan with a passion and enthusiasm driven by the amazing support from volunteers and donors the world over. Together we are proving that all of us can work together for the better good of animals and people, even in a war zone.

Ruling year info

2013

Chairman and Founder

Mr. Paul 'Pen' Farthing

Main address

Nowzad NFP 2770 Main Street #161

Frisco, TX 75033 USA

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EIN

46-0536511

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Young adults

Older adults

Seniors

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Affiliations

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Working in Afghanistan means that we face and overcome many problems on a daily basis - logistical, security related, economic and sometimes even cultural, to name a few. We are currently the only official animal shelter and sanctuary of it's kind which means our income doesn't always match up to the need for our vital work for the animals of Afghanistan. However, with a team of 24 experienced and passionate Afghan staff as well as countless volunteers all over the world we can overcome any problem presented to us as we have proved for the last 13 years of operation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rabies prevention

The Nowzad charity is managing a small animal clinic and shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan where one of our key objectives is the reduction in the spread of rabies through humane trap, neuter, vaccinate and release programs for the strays dogs and cats. Alongside this program we run education awareness programs in schools and community groups.

Population(s) Served

Here at the Nowzad shelter and clinic we pride ourselves on being able to provide some of the best medical care currently available for animals in Afghanistan.
We employ 5 full time vets (including one female vet) who have all completed 5 years of training at Kabul University.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Nowzad team are now registered in Ukraine to provide animal welfare relief in the form of medical and food supplies to animal shelters in the east of the country badly affected by Russia’s illegal invasion.
The charity now employs two Ukrainian nationals who oversee our operation from our headquarters in Lviv.

Population(s) Served

The Nowzad team are working to improve the lives of the overworked and under cared for horses and donkeys in Afghanistan, poor animals that are literally worked to death.
Nowzad is promoting education amongst the owners of these horses and donkeys whilst treating the animals directly for the neglect and injuries they have suffered.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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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 other provinces in Afghanistan. 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) which includes a dog shelter (housing 140 dogs), cat shelter with 50 cats and the first donkey sanctuary in Afghanistan.
- Five fully qualified Afghan vets (almost certainly the most qualified vets in Afghanistan) along with an intern program to train the future generations of veterinary students in compassionate animal welfare delivery.
- 19 Afghan staff to compliment the work of the veterinary team.

Daily meetings address the cultural issues that we face daily; women and men working in close proximity, varying ethnicity issues that make up the fabric of Afghanistan, cultural beliefs that affect the ability to see animals as anything other than food or a means of transport.
The Nowzad team is coming together to overcome these issues and lead the way as ambassadors for the new generation of young Afghans who want a country free from war, poverty and corruption.

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

- The first small animal shelter in Afghanistan (located in Kabul)
- The only fully professional small animal clinic in Afghanistan (located in Kabul)
- Five fully qualified Afghan vets (almost certainly the most qualified vets in Afghanistan which includes the first ever female Afghan veterinarians).
- A compliment of support staff to care and manage the animals that reside with us.
- 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 deliver the only working animal program for donkeys and horses within Kabul delivering much needed treatment and care for these poor overworked animals.
- Nowzad offers a sanctuary for former working donkeys and horses within Kabul.
- Vital education scheme which was successfully launched with the Wetnose Animal Aid ‘Kick a Ball not a Puppy’ campaign in Kabul
- Ongong and establishing a TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, release) program to reduce the numbers of unwanted animals and the incidence of disease, particularly rabies.
- We have reunited over 1600 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 , the Nowzad CEO and founder has written three 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.
- Pen Farthing was voted 2014 CNN Hero of the year for the work with Nowzad in Afghanistan.
- We have had 5 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!

Financials

NOWZAD DOGS NFP
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Nowzad 2022 2021 Nowzad 2020 FY 2020 990 2019 Paul Farthing 2018 990
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 22.62 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

48

Average of 31.4 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 9% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of NOWZAD DOGS NFP’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $16,587 $311,558 $158,540 $1,281,899 -$297,161
As % of expenses 4.5% 105.3% 44.2% 135.5% -59.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $16,587 $311,558 $158,540 $1,281,899 -$297,161
As % of expenses 4.5% 105.3% 44.2% 135.5% -59.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $384,842 $607,424 $517,508 $2,228,119 $199,241
Total revenue, % change over prior year 31.2% 57.8% -14.8% 330.5% -91.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 98.1% 98.6% 100.0% 100.0% 99.9%
Other revenue 1.9% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $368,255 $295,866 $358,968 $946,220 $496,402
Total expenses, % change over prior year 94.8% -19.7% 21.3% 163.6% -47.5%
Personnel 2.6% 4.2% 2.1% 8.6% 18.7%
Professional fees 14.1% 3.9% 3.5% 2.2% 2.9%
Occupancy 3.1% 3.4% 3.1% 1.1% 2.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 31.0% 22.6% 47.4% 7.5% 0.0%
All other expenses 49.2% 66.0% 43.9% 80.6% 76.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $368,255 $295,866 $358,968 $946,220 $496,402
One month of savings $30,688 $24,656 $29,914 $78,852 $41,367
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,420
Total full costs (estimated) $398,943 $320,522 $388,882 $1,025,072 $541,189

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 17.4 34.3 33.5 29.0 48.0
Months of cash and investments 17.4 34.3 33.5 29.0 48.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 17.4 34.3 33.5 29.0 48.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $533,227 $844,785 $1,003,325 $2,285,224 $1,984,643
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,420
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $533,227 $844,785 $1,003,325 $2,285,224 $1,988,063
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $533,227 $844,785 $1,003,325 $2,285,224 $1,988,063

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chairman and Founder

Mr. Paul 'Pen' Farthing

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 realized 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. Breaking up an organised dog fight that was taking place right outside their remote compound, Pen never realized that one of those fighting dogs would then befriend him. The Royal Marine couldn’t say no to those big sad eyes and the now very former fighting dog became the Royal Marines four legged buddy and got a name – “Nowzad”. The legacy of that dog has now grown into the Nowzad charity today operating in Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 06/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Paul 'Pen' Farthing

Nowzad

Debra Yang

Nowzad

Daniel Tatsch

Nowzad

Paul Farthing

Nowzad

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/19/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/26/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.