British Marine's new mission: Save all of Kabul's street animals Published: April 22, 2014

Dog lover Pen Farthing, an ex-Royal Marine and the founder of Nowzad Dogs, founded the charity after his 2006 deployment as a British commando in the southern province of Helmand, reports NPR.

It all started when he was on patrol and came across a dog used in local dog fights. As he writes in his book, , he couldn't just leave the battered animal.

He hatched a plan to get the dog out of Nowzad, the town where he was deployed in Helmand, up to Kabul and then on to Britain.

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