Airing on Discovery in January 2019
Battle Dogs is a television series filming in Kabul on the front lines in Afghanistan. It’s not easy to shoot in a war zone. It’s also not easy to find film crews eager to work “run n gun” style while keeping their heads down. Kabul is a dangerous place.
Afghanistan is undergoing a major transition in terms of politics, economy and security with large parts of the country affected by conflict. Other areas have seen steady improvements in security, but are still prone to terrorist attacks and a high crime rate.
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Battle Dogs is set in a unique and unfamiliar environment, exposing viewers to this new frontier uncovers ground-breaking material and impactful stories.
Battle Dogs chronicles the heroic efforts of CNN Man of the Year 2014 Pen Farthing and his Nowzad team in their gallant quest to rescue and rehabilitate animals while improving animal welfare in Afghanistan. Pen and his team have also reunited over 1,000 soldiers with their furry buddies, while operating the most advanced vet clinic and animal shelter in Afghanistan.
While the daily activities at the Animal Shelter & Clinic provide a wealth of fresh, organic and compelling story lines, the Adoption Program is featured as the primary story thread in each episode driven by first person narrative, personal footage and photos.