Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Mr Farthing said he was ‘so bloody happy’ when his staff managed to get to Pakistan last month (Picture: PA)He added: ‘Definitely the American government and the British government could have planned this withdrawal a lot better and in a different way, without a shadow of a doubt.

Afghanistan: Fears dog rescuer Pen Farthing may not be able to leave

Afghanistan: Fears dog rescuer Pen Farthing may not be able to leave

It is feared time is running out for Pen to be able to get home – even alone (Picture: @PenFarthing) He is not currently at the airport, but said this morning that he is going to try again (Picture: PA) Pen speaking to the BBC last night for an update on the situation (Picture: BBC)‘The Taliban obviously control the outer part of the airfield, so there is nothing I can do.

Dog rescuer Pen Farthing will board Kabul evacuation flight with his animals

Dog rescuer Pen Farthing will board Kabul evacuation flight with his animals

Pen Farthing refused to leave the country without his rescue dogs (Picture: Getty Images/PA)A former Royal Marine who founded an animal shelter in Kabul has made it through the airport’s security with his dogs and is awaiting an evacuation flight.

Ex-marine Pen Farthing and pets cleared for Afghanistan evacuation

Ex-marine Pen Farthing and pets cleared for Afghanistan evacuation

The former Royal Marine and his supporters had been campaigning to get his staff from the Nowzad charity shelter as well as their families, 140 dogs and 60 cats evacuated from the country in a plan he named Operation Ark. In a tweet posted on Friday evening, the MoD said: “Pen Farthing and his pets were assisted through the system at Kabul airport by the UK armed forces.

Ex-marine given fresh hope over plea to rescue his 200 cats and dogs from Kabul

Ex-marine given fresh hope over plea to rescue his 200 cats and dogs from Kabul

Pen Farthing was told he would have to leave the animals in the country as people are being prioritised (Picture: AP)An animal rescue charity may be able to fly hundreds of cats and dogs out of Afghanistan after all following a change in tone by the defence secretary.