Saving the Strays of Helmand - An Inspiring True Story
Marley and Me meets Bravo Two Zero in this page-turning memoir of a Marine rescuing dogs from Afghanistan
The remarkable true story of how one man saved the stray dogs of Afghanistan.
In a remote outpost of Now Zad, in Helmand Province, Pen Farthing's tour of duty will change his life forever, but for entirely unexpected reasons …
Appalled by the horrors of a local dog fight, he intervenes to free the victims. One of these dogs finds his way into the Marine compound - and into Pen's heart. Soon other strays are being drawn to the sanctuary provided by Pen's makeshift pound, including one young mum who crawls under the compound fence carrying her newborn pups to safety.
But as his time in Helmand draws to an end, Pen cannot leave the dogs of Now Zad to their own fates. He begins hatching plans to help them escape to a better life.
“Pen Farthing is absolutely wonderful, really truly my kind of hero”
“Inspirational ... his compassion and dedication are a fine example to us all”
“An inspiring tale. Heartwarming stuff”
News of the World
“Highlights how far man's bond with dogs can be tested”
“An emotional rollercoaster that will keep you turning the pages and reaching for the Kleenex - don't miss it -10/10”
“The best book to come out of Helmand”
Brigadier Charles Hobson
Mail on Sunday
“A remarkable true story”