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Afghan shelter reunites dogs and cats of war with soldiers back home

 KABUL – War-torn Afghanistan is not know for its kind treatment toward dogs. From the popularity of dog fights, to grinding poverty, care of man's best friend has not been a top priority.

One former British soldier has taken on the battle to protect stray dogs and cats in her adopted country.

Louise Hastie and a team of Afghan nationals, operates the only official animal shelter in the country.

“We don’t turn any animal in need away,” said Hastie, who runs the Nowzad Animal Shelter in Kabul. Nowzad is named after the small town in Helmand where the first dog was adopted in 2007.  More

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