The First Nonprofit Home Delivery Pet Food Pantry in America

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The first nonprofit home delivery Pet Food Pantry in America. Green Pets America Food Pantry, was the first nonprofit home delivery 501c3 Pet Food Pantry in America. Founded by Steven Monahan over 21 years ago in Woodstock, Ga. A nonprofit Gold Star rated 501c3, in the top 1% of all nonprofit organizations.

Please make a donation today so we can purchase cans and bags of wholesome pet food for those in need. We ship via Amazon next day to families

The First Nonprofit Home Delivery Pet Food Pantry in America

“The streets of America are crowded with too many homeless starving animals & their owners tonight”

Animal shelter statistics show that around three and a half million dogs and the same number of cats enter shelters each year. Over half were taken there by their owners. The rest were abandoned on the streets. Sadly, half those family companion animals, about three million are euthanized.

Pet food Pantries save lives. Most owners turn in their pets because they cannot afford to feed or provide vet care for them any longer. Green Pets America was founded to save and feed animals, saving them from being abandoned to shelters, to be euthanized.

Green Pets America Charities delivers quality and wholesome pet food to families to feed and keep their beloved pets safe at home with them. We are unique in that we deliver pet meals, such as the poor, out of work, elderly, disabled, sick, mentally challenged and those without reliable transportation.

We have delivered with our own trucks and volunteers since we started. Now with Covid, we are also purchasing new bags of food and shipping pet food next day delivery by Amazon Prime. This is a costly program, but in these difficult times, it is vital and necessary.

“The streets of America are crowded with too many homeless and starving animals & their owners tonight”

Please donate to Green Pets America the first mobile nonprofit 501c3 pet meals delivery program in America.

The First Nonprofit Home Delivery Pet Food Pantry in America

After surviving a terminal illness Steven Monahan left a successful career as a Fortune 100 corporate executive. He was grateful for his new gift of life and vowed to spend the rest of his time caring for others. The others he chose were homeless animals and families in need.

At that time Food Pantries did not carry pet food for the people they served. As a leader and entrepreneur, he decided to start one himself. His approach and solution were unique. In addition to having a physical building for families to come by to pick up pet food for their companion animals.

Green Pets America also created the first Meals on Wheels Pet Food in-home delivery program for seniors, the disabled, the mentally and physically challenged, and the indigent without transportation.

A few years later Green Pets expanded its mission and added a death row shelter rescue group. Their focus was rescuing death row shelter dogs. They pulled shelter dogs on the kill list: the dogs that were not adopted and scheduled to be killed in three days. They rescued them from the local animal shelters, vetted them, trained them, moved them to safe foster homes, and then adopted them into loving homes.

Many of these animal shelter rescues were driven north by volunteers for adoption via the “Under-Hound Railway” as they called it, or flown north via the volunteers of “Pilots and Paws”

The First Nonprofit Home Delivery Pet Food Pantry in America
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The First Nonprofit Home Delivery Pet Food Pantry in America

Today, Green Pets America continues to feed the pets of families in need. More than ever this community service is desperately needed. In addition to pet food they pay for emergency care, annual vet visits, provide pet nutrition education pet care programs in middle and high schools. They work with. Good’s Homeless Pet Clubs in middle schools.

In 2001 Steve Monahan who is also a TEDx Organizer and Licensee selected well-known veterinarian Dr. Michael Good to present a TEDx Dupree Park TED Talk on his amazing idea and nonprofit he created, the Homeless Pets Clubs of America. Dr. Goods clubs are over 1,000 strong across America.

The First Nonprofit Home Delivery Pet Food Pantry in America
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Having survived a near-death experience himself Steve is now an animal welfare philanthropist, dedicated to giving animals a second chance at life. Please continue this story of love and care for animals.

The First Nonprofit Home Delivery Pet Food Pantry in America

“The streets of America are crowded with too many homeless and starving animals & their owners tonight”

Two Wonderful Decades of Service

Smoky the first War Therapy Dog

Smoky the first War Therapy Dog on Record

Smoky the first War Therapy Dog on Record. This is the wonderful story of Smoky the first War Therapy Dog on Record. Smoky was only 4 pounds and stood 7 inches tall. It was initially thought that Smoky was a Japanese war dog, but she did not understand commands in Japanese or English.

For the next two years, Smoky back-packed through the jungle with Corporal William A. Wynne. Smoky slept in Wynne’s tent and she shared his rations. Smoky served in the South Pacific with the 5th Air Force and participated in 12 air/sea rescue and photo reconnaissance missions. She survived 150 air raids on New Guinea and made it through a typhoon at Okinawa.

Smoky the first War Therapy Dog even parachuted from 30 feet (9.1 m) in the air, out of a tree, using a parachute made just for her. In 1944, Yank Down Under magazine named Smoky the “Champion Mascot in the Southwest Pacific Area.”

Her largest contribution to the Allied forces was with her incredible hearing and sense for danger. On multiple occasions, Smoky saved the life of Wynne and warned soldiers of incoming fire.

Smoky the first War Therapy Dog on Record

Smoky the first War Therapy Dog

In 1944, Smoky made national headlines when she helped engineers build an airbase at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon. During the construction, a Signal Corps team needed to run a telegraph wire through a 70-foot-long pipe that was 8 inches in diameter. Wynne attached the line to Smoky and she got the job done. According to an Animal Planet investigation, Smoky was also the first war therapy dog on record.

At the end of World War II, Smoky was smuggled back into the United States hidden in a modified oxygen mask carrying case. After her return, Smoky became a national celebrity and performed her skills for crowds, which included walking a tightrope while blindfolded.

On February 21, 1957, Smoky the first war therapy dog died unexpectedly at the age of approximately 14 years old. RIP Smokey. You are an inspiration to all.

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Afghanistan One Dog At a Time

This is an article by Green Pets America – International Humane Society. Celebrating the story of the courageous work by Nowzad in Afghanistan, who is making a difference for all the dogs, cats, and other animals with no voice. The nonprofit started from one man’s efforts to make a difference for one dog at a time in a place; that was back then; described as the most dangerous place on Earth… Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 

It started in November 2006 when the men of Kilo Company of 42 Commando Royal Marines arrived in the war-torn town of ‘Now Zad’ in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Their mission; provide stability for the local people during a period of ever-decreasing security.

The Royal Marines soon realized that it wasn’t only the local people that needed their help. Many of the stray dogs that roamed the town of ‘Now Zad’ now had a guardian for the first time in their lives; in the form of Royal Marine Sergeant ‘Pen’ Farthing.

Afghanistan One Dog At a Time

Breaking up an organized dog fight that was taking place right outside their remote compound, Pen never realized that one of those fighting dogs would then befriend him.

The Royal Marine Sergeant couldn’t say no to those big sad eyes and the now-former fighting dog became the Sergeant’s battle buddy. The dog received his first-ever name – “Nowzad“.

The ‘tail‘ of the rescue of Nowzad and his other canine buddies from the remote desert outpost of Now Zad, was published as a best-selling book One Dog at a Time, which to this day helps to promote and fund the work we do in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan One Dog At a Time

Nowzad has reunited over 1600 soldiers with the dogs and cats that they rescue and bond with on the front lines in Afghanistan and we continue to be there for the brave men and women who show compassion to animals during their deployment. 

Afghanistan One Dog At a Time

Nowzad manages a dog shelter currently looking after over 140 dogs (most available for adoption!!) along with a cat shelter (over 40 cats and most available for adoption!) supported by a modern veterinary clinic staffed by a team of 24 Afghan nationals (including Afghanistan’s first female veterinarians) delivering care and attention to animals in distress.

They also opened the first-ever donkey sanctuary in Afghanistan; a vital facility for the overburdened donkeys who worked remorselessly on the streets of Kabul.

Their vital work in Afghanistan includes animal welfare education which includes doing what we can to prevent the spread of rabies.


Nowzad has fantastic support from animal lovers the world over, who have offered their time in promoting and funding the aims of the charity. Every donation they receive is much appreciated and makes a big impact on work for the animals with no voice but yours.

Here is the Nowzad website to learn more and perhaps make a much-needed donation.

Green Pets America Charities has been an unwavering voice for animals and a dog rescue since 2007. Our mission is USA and International rescue, education, lobbying, and facilitating USA efforts with animal rescue groups across the globe.

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Latest News on Kabul Small Animal Rescue Afghanistan

Kabul Small Animal Rescue

On July 14, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instituted a one-year  suspension on the importation of dogs into the United States from over 100 countries. 

Latest News on Kabul Small Animal Rescue Afghanistan. Dogs left behind by the Biden USA evacuation from Afghanistan. Update: Kabul Small Animal Rescue is still on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan and their amazing team keeps rescuing and caring for the animals. Follow them on Facebook or here on our Kabul Small Animal Page.

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Charlotte Maxwell-Jones Kabul Small Animal Rescue Still in Afghanistan

Charlotte Maxwell-Jones head of Kabul Small Animal Rescue Still in Afghanistan

Charlotte Maxwell-Jones head of Kabul Small Animal Rescue Still in Afghanistan. Around the world, people have been anxiously watching the situation in Afghanistan unfold and change rapidly.

One of the American’s left behind who has had much attention during this crisis is Charlotte Maxwell-Jones, an American, who founded Kabul Small Animal Rescue in Afghanistan. Despite recommendations from the US government and threats from the Taliban, Maxwell-Jones refused to leave Afghanistan without the 40 people on her rescue staff and their 250 animals. The evacuation mission, called “Operation Hercules,” received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.

The Evacuation Attempt

On August 23, Maxwell-Jones posted a video update on the rescue’s Facebook page explaining how armed Taliban guards came to her house and stayed on her lawn. She explained that they promised to give her and her staff safe passage as long as she left first; however, she didn’t believe that they would actually follow through with letting her staff leave.

According to the rescue’s update from Sunday, August 29th, an airplane and landing permissions were secured and plans were in place to evacuate everyone to the US. The update emphasized that this would be their last chance to leave. Sadly, things did not go exactly as planned, partially due to the CDC’s policy of not allowing dogs from certain countries, including Afghanistan, where there is a higher risk of rabies. The SPCA applied for an emergency exemption to this rule, but it did not work.

Getting the Facts Straight

A significant amount of misinformation has circulated online about this operation as well as the evacuation of animals from the region in general. SPCA International has been providing updates to clear up confusion. Their most recent update stated, “the dogs and their caretakers were explicitly NOT allowed to board military aircraft, and numerous private charter aircraft were not granted access to the airport either.” Furthermore, as of the August 30th update, the KSAR staff and cats were not allowed to enter the airport, and Maxwell-Jones was escorted by the Taliban back to the shelter with one puppy on August 30.

Sadly, Maxwell-Jones was told that an unconfirmed number of dogs that had been under her care, was released and thus, became strays. Before leaving, Maxwell-Jones asked the military to open the bags of dog food that she brought and leave them out around the airport.

What Comes Next


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We have been working around the clock in our mission to rescue the dogs before the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. While that did not happen because of the CDC ban on rescuing animals from over 100 countries globally.
We will continue to support KSAR and work towards evacuating Maxwell-Jones, her staff, and the animals.

And, we will continue to do everything we can to overturn the CDC and government animal travel ban to help rescue teams and animals in other countries find foster homes in America.

Number 1

Please Donate to the Green Pets America International rescue, education, advocacy, and USA-based assistance to international rescue efforts across the globe in these trying and challenging times. Help save lives.

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Please Sign This Petition

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Charlotte Maxwell-Jones head of Kabul Small Animal Rescue Still in Afghanistan