Journey of Rescue Cat from Afghanistan to America


Echo the cat was found in Afghanistan but made it all the way to her forever home in America. This is her journey to a second chance at life.

“We first met Bacon Cat when she crawled out from under our barracks building looking like she was starving and meowing up a storm. As you can tell from the photos, when we found her, she wasn’t even as big as my foot. She’s just a tiny little thing, and she quickly won the hearts of me and my fellow soldiers and we did the only thing humane individuals could do. We offered her food and water and play. We started calling her Bacon because when she first came to us, it was the only food we had to give her. Once we started getting other kinds of food for her to eat, we realized she had a favorite. She would devour any bacon thrown her way with a quickness. Thus the name,” said the soldier to Nowzad.

“We told our wives about the kitten we had rescued and they started sending real cat food for her to eat. We want her to find a home in the US because she is the sweetest little kitty. For being a feral cat from a harsh country, she loves to snuggle and play. She always keeps us company when we’re up on guard and is quick to occupy a lap if she sees one open. She has been a definite morale boost as we spent our time in a remote area with very little in the way of amenities.”

Nowad posted Echo’s story to help raise money to send the little kitty to a home she deserves. A lot of love and help poured in. They were able to arrange a trip for Echo and today she has settled down into her new home and is loving it in America.

Nowzad Dogs has helped many furry animals from Afghanistan to get a second chance at life. Like them on Facebook.

Echo rescued by soldiers in Afganistan

cat rescued in afghanistan finds home in the US

She was as big as the soldier’s foot

cat rescued in afghanistan finds home in the US

She was starving and meowing up a storm. The soldiers fed her and started looking after her

cat rescued in afghanistan finds home in the US

They found Nowzad. With their help, Echo was departing Afghanistan, on her way to her forever home in America.

cat rescued in afghanistan finds home in the US

Echo the Bacon cat is home!

cat rescued in afghanistan finds home in the US

She is loving it in America.

cat rescued in afghanistan finds home in the US

cat rescued in afghanistan finds home in the US

Photos via Nowzad.

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21 Responses to “Journey of Rescue Cat from Afghanistan to America”

  1. KateM says:

    I’m so glad that this kitty and other animals are being rescued from Afghanistan. Now, if only we could get all our soldiers home, that would be wonderful indeed. Except, I pity all the women, children, and decent men still living there under such savage conditions.

  2. Brigitte says:

    Wow, she is a beautiful feline Lady … Thanks to the soldiers who took care of her out there, God bless you, purrrrrr

  3. Maysoun says:

    lovely story

  4. Sharlynn says:

    What a pretty cat and so lucky to have been rescued from Afghanistan.

  5. Jessica says:

    What a pretty kitty!

  6. Alice says:

    Such an elegant lady! Bless her and those who save her!

  7. jude says:

    one lucky kitty! you can see her change from scruffy and skinny to plush and gorgeous!

  8. valarian says:

    Love, Love, Love!

  9. Shelly Lyon says:

    She is precious. Thank you is not enough to express how delighted I am that she is safe in a loving home.

  10. Gabriel says:

    Sometimes the US Army do good things.

  11. sledpress says:

    Lovely, spotty girl! I hope the day comes when no kitty (or human) is in a war zone.

  12. Jazzpjd says:

    what a beautiful and lucky lil girl. Thank you !

  13. katie k says:

    Such a heart warming story, glad she got to come to the States and is in a good home. Thanks to all who took the time to look after her. God bless all!

  14. Lauren says:

    What a beautiful and precious kitty! God bless the soldiers, their families, and Nowzad who helped get this kitty to a safe forever home! My cat loved bacon with maple syrup. She would beg for it when she saw my dad eating bacon.

  15. Ellie says:

    Aww I just love reading about soldiers or firefighters rescuing cats

  16. Shaft says:

    Awwwwwww she remind me of my Patricia, the Kitty I fell in love with in Iraq, Meow!

  17. Sue says:

    Another great happy story, so glad she is happy here in her new home. I like the name Bacon 2!

  18. Luv2Nest says:

    What a lucky litty Baby she is! I’m so glad that my Son and his fellow soldiers have a heart of Gold. Even with the conditions that they themselves must endure while they are in Country they find the time to care for the voiceless.
    Just another wonderful thing to thank our brave men and women in Uniform for.
    Thank you all for your service present, past and future, God Bless…

  19. Lita says:

    love, love, love this story, thanks for saving her.

  20. Iffat says:

    Hooray for Bacon! You are all truly heroes.

  21. Jenn says:

    Love this one. Glad the kitty is safe.

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