• Dog

    Doubts cast on No 10 claims about letter clearing dog airlift out of Kabul | Boris Johnson

    Allies of animal charity boss Pen Farthing and a Labour MP have cast doubt on Downing Street claims about a letter by Boris Johnson’s parliamentary aide Trudy Harrison giving him permission to be evacuated from Kabul in August. No 10 said Harrison was “acting in her capacity as a constituency MP” when she wrote the letter – as it continued to insist that Boris Johnson had not ordered the rescue of Farthing and his cats and dogs ahead of desperate Afghans. But Dominic Dyer, an animal rights campaigner lobbying to help Farthing, said on Wednesday that neither he nor Farthing  

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    Letter suggests ‘cover-up’ of PM’s involvement in Afghan dog airlift, says MP | Afghanistan

    A leaked letter suggests Boris Johnson and the Foreign Office may have covered up the prime minister’s involvement in airlifting more than 150 dogs and cats from Afghanistan, a senior MP has said. On Tuesday it emerged that the charity worker Pen Farthing received a letter from Johnson’s parliamentary secretary saying Farthing, his staff and the animals could be rescued from Kabul amid the Taliban takeover in August, when thousands of Afghans with UK connections were also trying to flee. Trudy Harrison’s letter to Pen Farthing. Photograph: @theousherwood/Twitter The letter, published on Twitter by LBC’s Theo Usherwood, was signed Trudy  

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  • Pets & Animal

    A Kabul Animal Rescue Is Racing To Airlift Hundreds Of Pets Out Of Afghanistan : NPR

    Staff members at the Kabul Small Animal Rescue are working to put together travel crates so the organization’s dogs and cats can safely be evacuated out of Afghanistan. Kabul Small Animal Rescue The staff at the Kabul Small Animal Rescue has been working around the clock to pull off what feels like the impossible. The mission? Fundraise at least $1.5 million for a cargo plane that can airlift more than 200 dogs and cats, the rescue organization’s staff, and their families out of the capital safely — all in less than a week and while the Taliban are breathing down  

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    NBC’s Clear the Shelters campaign kicks off with special airlift of 150 at-risk dogs and cats from Louisiana

    Posted: Aug 23, 2021 / 01:22 PM CDT / Updated: Aug 23, 2021 / 01:28 PM CDT NEW ORLEANS, La. (NBC) – Monday marked the start of NBC’s annual, month-long “Clear the Shelters” campaign, which was kicked off with a special airlift of 150 at-risk dogs and cats from all over Louisiana. Clear the Shelters returns Returns With 2021 Adopt & Donate Campaign The animals were gathered up from eight different shelters across Louisiana that were dealing with serious overpopulation issues. Dogs will be flown to Morristown, N.J., where they’ll receive medical treatment if necessary, and then be put up  

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