An exciting honor and opportunity for Nowzad
Pen has been selected as one of the top ten finalists for CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of 2014!
Nowzad has already received a $25,000 award for this nomination.
For the charity to receive the $100,000 prize given to the winner, you can vote for Pen here.
You can vote
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Please help us bring this much deserved award home to Nowzad!
Click here to see recent updates on ALL our Nowzad rescued War Dogs – including our newest War Dog – Rufus!
September 12, 2014
Thank you to all our generous donors
for making this grant possible.
Pippa becomes a War Dog click here updated 10-14-2014
Hannah becomes a War Dog click here updated 10-14-2014
Upcoming Rescues click here updated 10-09-2014
Featured Rescue Story click here updated 10-01-2014
Your Donations at Work click here updated 09-14-2014
Kala becomes a War Dog click here updated 08-25-2014
Rufus becomes a War Dog click here updated 08-25-2014
Homecoming Album click here updated 06-01-2014
The purpose of the Soldiers’ Animal Companions Fund is to help the animals who’ve meant so much to our troops and who can ultimately mean so much to our veterans.
By supporting Nowzad Dogs, we promote the welfare and rescue of animals in war-torn Middle Eastern countries where our soldiers are stationed. These animals have often provided immeasurable comfort to those serving in harsh and extremely difficult situations. These dogs who find their way into our soldiers’ compounds and into their hearts, are often left behind to suffer terribly when the soldiers must move on. We want to help them go home with the soldiers who love them.
By supporting War Dogs Making It Home, we promote service dog training for our veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI.
The value of these animals for the morale and health of our soldiers cannot be underestimated.
the following excerpt from The National Alliance on Mental Illness helps illustrate this point:
According to the Army Surgeon General’s special assistant for mental health, Col. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, M.D., the Army is using dogs “much more” to help soldiers recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Animals are not just cute,” Ritchie said. “They provide support.”
The observation came at a 2010 NAMI Convention symposium on “Veterans and Military Mental Health,” focusing on the needs of returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other veterans
Soldiers’ Animal Companions Fundis a Donor Advised Fund, administered by Charities Aid Foundation America (CAFAmerica), a US 501c(3) public charity that specializes in the responsible oversight of global giving, American donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by law for their contributions.
The money raised through this fund will go directly to the following:
Nowzad Dogs, the British charity responsible for the rescue of our soldiers' adopted pets from Afghanistan.
War Dogs Making It Home, an organization helping Veterans with PTSD and TBI