An Animal Rescue Is Racing To Get Hundreds Of Pets Out Of Afghanistan Before Aug. 31

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Staff 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.

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Biden Says The U.S. Is On Pace To Leave Afghanistan By The Aug. 31 Deadline

The rescue organization is still taking in animals in need

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A group of tuckered out pups at the Kabul Small Animal Rescue in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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A member of the staff of the Kabul Small Animal Rescue feeds the organization’s cats. Work to find and rescue dogs and cats left behind in the mass exodus of Kabul continues for the organization.

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Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

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Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

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On Monday, Maxwell-Jones said in a Facebook update that she was again visited by the Taliban. This time at home by 12 armed men—one of whom was holding a grenade launcher.

The group told her she should «leave immediately,» and tried to place guards in her home, Maxwell-Jones recounts in her video.

«They have said they will give us safe passage to the airport, for as large a group that we have. They have told me to leave first,» she says. With tears welling in her eyes, she adds, «It’s very obvious what will happen if I leave first.»

She said in the video that they remain steadfast in the goal to evacuate everyone and every animal, but that they still need outside aid.

«We have stuck it out this far. We are not going to leave without them.»

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  • Afghanistan withdrawal
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