Kabul Small Animal Rescue



The Kabul Small Animal Rescue in Afghanistan

The Kabul Small Animal Rescue is a veterinary clinic and animal rescue.   They achieved an amazing feat - in late January/early February 2022, they got 158 dogs and 146 out of Kabul and to Vancouver via Turkey and Iceland.  This involved a very considerable effort, with people who were with the cats and dogs on the journey and those who supported them along the way from Kabul through Turkey, Iceland and to Vancouver, to everyone on the ground there, airport staff, crews, air traffic control, and the charities in Canada and the US for helping these deserving animals.  And of course, a very special thank you to Charlotte and the team in Kabul.  You are all just amazing!

Now, there's news in February 2024!

Announcing the KSAR All Paws Airlift 2024. 


This summer, KSAR are chartering a plane to fly 200 dogs and 100 cats over to the USA from Afghanistan.


At the moment, they say they are struggling to stay above water – there’s a lack of space, lack of funds and exhaustion.  So sending the 200 dogs and 100 cats will give them badly needed breathing space to improve the quality of life for their sanctuary animals and put time into doing some upgrades to facilities such as diagnostic, medical training, and organisational development.  All their current staff will stay.


The Ksar All Paws Airlift 2024 will not be cheap.  There’s the cost of the plane charter itself, travel crates, pre-travel medical testing, customs and import fees and in-flight medical personnel.   This is all estimated to be $775,000 (roughly £615,000 according to Oanda Currency Converter on 18th Feb 2024). 


KSAR have set up a fundraiser through Give Lively with Team, and there are individual fundraising options, so that you can set up your own page with goals. 


There’s a lot to do:  networking, fundraising, securing adopters, fosters and rescue placements.   There’s a huge call for domestic transport when the cats and dogs land in the USA.   KSAR staff will run the operation from door to door.


KSAR stress that they are not jumping ship or closing shop.  They want to help their beloved cats and dogs go home so that they can stay put and work daily to offer more and better resources to the animals in need.


Email KSAR at [email protected] for inquiries about adoptions, fostering, rescue placement, or offers to volunteer in any capacity.


You can donate and fundraise here.   

And for everyone in Kabul working to look after the animals there,
please keep safe. Thinking of you.  xxxxxx

Watch the videos on the Kabul Small Animal Rescue's Facebook page

Kabul Small Animal Rescue are still in Kabul - please go to their Facebook page for updates and also to show your support.  Watch the videos there!   Charlotte and her team have risked their lives for these animals and I am in awe of their incredible courage and devotion, strength and care.  There have been so many people and charities involved in this and it just shows what can be done when people pull together and work towards a goal for the good of others.  Congratulations to everyone involved and thanks also to those who flew the aircraft - thank you for your skill, pilots and those on the ground - and everyone involved in seeing the aircraft in, on the ground and then into the air.  

Please visit the Kabul Small Animal Rescue Facebook page for updates - it will show you how to donate to this absolutely incredible organisation!  Please be a part of this journey - it is just incredible and shows what courage Charlotte and her team and everyone involved have.  There are still animals arriving needing help in Kabul and we can all help in one way or another.

SPCA International are handling adoptions, along with the RainCoast Dog Rescue Society.   No Dogs Left BehindWar Paws, Marley’s Mutts, Thank Dog I Am Out were also involved in this amazing rescue.  A huge thank you to everyone for all you've done for the cats and dogs - you're just incredible!

Planeload of abandoned dogs and cats from Afghanistan arrive in Vancouver, CBC News



158 dogs, 146 cats and an 86-tonne aircraft:
Afghanistan rescue animals fly to safety

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the
staff and animals in Afghanistan.  
Please keep safe.  
Thank you for all you've done and do to look after the animals and care for them all