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£2,910raised of £3,500 target by 87 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,910 to Rescue Frankie, a stray dog from Afghanistan who was on death row!

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    I am a British Army doctor, currently serving in Afghanistan. On the 18th of September 2016, a stray dog got caught in razor wire outside our camp. We managed to rescue her and she was put in a temporary kennel with the Military Working Dogs.
    She had a nasty cut on her leg, was very underweight and terrified. We called the Military Vet and she said all we could do was put the dog down as it had no home to go to. The dog had such a lovely temperament despite being very scared, and in the few days we had her she warmed to us completely. We named her Frankie.
    I couldn't stand the thought of such a lovely dog being put down. I called a local charity and asked if they could home her - they said they were totally overcrowded and the only way they could take her is if she had a guaranteed home to go to.
    She was due to be put to sleep the very next day so there was no time to find her a family. I decided to adopt Frankie myself.
    Frankie is due to be released from quarantine on the 11th January 2017 and I will be at the airport waiting to collect her, ready for her second chance at life.
    The total cost for Frankie to be fully health checked, vaccinated and transported to England is £3800. I have attempted to climb Mount Everest once before and I am returning in April 2017 for a second try. To raise money for Frankie I am going to walk the height of Everest wearing my combat body armour weighing around 20kgs on a treadmill (obviously I am very limited and have to stay within the camp I'm based in!). I will walk for approximately 8 hours at a constant incline and will reach a total height of 8,848 m. I would be extremely grateful for any support with helpng get my new best friend home safely - Thank you from Kirsty and Frankie!



    • Kirsty Watson

      Kirsty Watson

      5 months ago

      Kirsty Watson

      Still here in Afhanistan. On the 2nd, I completed the height of Everest on a treadmill in body armour. It took me 7.5 hours, no breaks. I was so glad to finish!! I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the support and I have nearly reached my target. Frankie is doing really well in the dog home in Kabul and is due to fly to the UK on 11th January. I am so excited. But really a big thank you for all the support and generous donations. Kirsty

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    • Anonymous


      Dec 1, 2016

      Dorothy has donated. She says I am looking forward to seeing Frankie.


    • Elizabeth Hobbs

      Elizabeth Hobbs

      Nov 26, 2016

      Love to you and Frankie. He wll be a great companion. Alanand Anne


    • Jason Cupitt

      Jason Cupitt

      Nov 20, 2016

      From the Gasman. See you at 'C' x


    • Denise Allwood

      Denise Allwood

      Nov 15, 2016

      Fantastic you saved Frankie what a lovely friend you will have from such a sad environment of hearts and lives lost over the years of war he will bring you lots of happiness xxx


    • TA smith Straney

      TA smith Straney

      Nov 15, 2016


    • Rebecca


      Nov 15, 2016

      Frankie's lucky to have you (and vice versa I'm sure!) good luck!


    • Anonymous


      Nov 14, 2016


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