Did you know? Home for Life accepted 7 of the dogs evacuated from the Kabul Small Animal Rescue, more than any other rescue throughout the United States. These 7 were the dogs their team was most worried for—the disabled, the overlooked, the abused, ones who would have never survived had they been turned back on the streets.
Adjacent: Ollie and Roxanne
We love these courageous resilient dogs They are true refugees, coming to a new country to feel safe and start a better life.
Much of KSAR's work involved putting dogs to sleep who had been beaten or shot and were injured beyond repair. Dogs are not pets in Afghanistan. Afghans look at them like rats ... they don't want to touch them, and it's okay to kill them. It's cultural. Virtually no pets. Dogs are for fighting/gambling or are working dogs. The rest are "pests" or belong to Westerners. The KSAR dogs could not leave the compound. They've never been on grass before.
Before they came to Home for Life® they just didn't even know that love existed yet. They were satisfied with just safety and peace. They arrived in July and you can tell they have found out what attention and comfort are and what it is to be cherished.
See all of Mark's photos from his November 6th shoot at Home for ® here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BVtUZFHdN5hjX7Jp6