It’s puppy love for saved Afghan dogs Darla and Jangly

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TERRIFIED, beaten and with her ears cruelly hacked off, Jangly the pup was found quivering at the side of a road in Afghanistan with her sister Darla.

The starving and flea ridden pair had been dumped and left to fend for themselves.

BEST OF FRIENDS Rose Emeney with two ill-treated dogs Jangly and Darla which she and her husband David have saved from war-torn Afghanistan. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (133079-3)

BEST OF FRIENDS Rose Emeney with two ill-treated dogs Jangly and Darla which she and her husband David have saved from war-torn Afghanistan. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (133079-3)

Fortunately for them, they were spotted by the founder of the animal rescue charity Nowzad, just in time to stop them being attacked by a pack of dogs.

Soon after Waterlooville dog lover Rose Emeney, whose husband David works in Afghanistan, read their story on the charity’s website.

Mr Emeney is a former soldier with the Royal Engineers who now trains mechanics in the war-torn country.

He volunteers with Nowzad, a charity which rescues abandoned animals in Afghanistan, and he too fell in love with the pups as soon as he met them.

Now, 10 months after they were found, they have been flown 4,000 miles to the loving home of Emeney family in Waterlooville.

Rose, 55, said: ‘They arrived from Afghanistan and Jangly was especially nervous – which is understandable after what she has been through.

‘If they had been left any longer they would have been killed by other dogs.

‘They were in a very bad state. They were thin and much too young to be away from their mum.

‘They were covered in fleas and bites and they were filthy.

‘Nothing like the fit and healthy dogs you see here today.’

It took almost a year and £6,000 to bring the dogs to the UK.

To raise the money, Rose’s friends and family have held jumble sales, dog grooming days, made and sold jewellery and a tombola. The fundraising is still ongoing.

She added: ‘I’m absolutely over the moon to finally have them here.

‘It seems like I’ve known about them for so long and it’s been a long journey raising the money to get them here.

‘I want to make people aware that there are dogs all over the world that have a rough time and hopefully they will donate to or even rehome one of these beautiful creatures.’

Sadly, a previous dog David was going to bring to the UK died during a routine neutering operation.

Now he hopes Jangly and Darla will become dog ambassadors for Nowzad.

To support other dogs through the charity go to nowzad.com.

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