Donkey Outreach Program
The Nowzad donkey programme continues to promote donkey welfare in Kabul and the surrounding villages although the worsening security situation at times prevents the Nowzad team from travelling. The Taliban have sadly not stopped their bombing campaign over the winter.
Pen Farthing, Nowzad founder was fortunate enough to be able to visit one of the many animal outreach programmes that have been implemented this winter and saw first-hand the Nowzad team delivering much needed education and treatment to a remote village’s donkeys. The farrier Nowzad had employed, was very much in demand but overall the donkeys seemed to be in fairly good health which was a good indicator of their value to the local community.
Back at the Nowzad shelter the four resident donkeys are doing well, Rosie still kicks when it comes to her hooves being cleaned but Samson, Khushi and Jalala all seem happy enough with the attention especially when presented with an apple!
Our vet student training has finished for the winter so our donkeys are no longer needed for the ‘hands on’ aspect of the student’s studies and so they will be out of the public gaze until spring time here in Kabul! Thank you to all at Animal Aid Abroad for the continued and much needed support!