Ex marine refuses to leave his dogs and staff in Kabul.
A Royal Marine veteran who founded an animal sanctuary in Afghanistan has promised not to leave the country without his staff.
Former Commando Paul ‘Pen’ Farthing said his wife tried to escape at Kabul Airport yesterday, but she became ‘crushed’ in the uncontrolled crowd.
He has now urged the British Government to help his staff, their families, and the 140 dogs and 40 cats leave Afghanistan under a campaign called Operation Ark, which aims to fundraise £200,000.
After serving in the Afghan province of Helmand in the mid-2000s, Mr Farthing set up the Nowzad animal charity, which has been rescuing stray dogs, cats and other animals for 15 years.
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