Weʼve raised £2,910 to Rescue Frankie, a stray dog from Afghanistan who was on death row!
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- Funded on Tuesday, 31st January 2017
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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 Watson7 months ago
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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Dec 1, 2016
Dorothy has donated. She says I am looking forward to seeing Frankie.
Nov 26, 2016
Love to you and Frankie. He wll be a great companion. Alanand Anne
Nov 20, 2016
From the Gasman. See you at 'C' x
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
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
Frankie's lucky to have you (and vice versa I'm sure!) good luck!
Nov 14, 2016
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