Britain confirms it did NOT leave any service dogs in Kabul

All eight of Britain's military working dogs in Afghanistan have been returned to the UK by the armed forces during the evacuation from Kabul with none left behind, it has been confirmed.

The animals will all now continue as military service dogs in the UK - and none were left behind, a source said.

The UK's approach is in contrast to that of America, which has abandoned dozens of contracted working dogs in Afghanistan along with up to 200 civilians and military equipment, according to an animal charity.

It comes as British former Royal Marine Paul 'Pen' Farthing succeeded in controversially evacuating 150 dogs and cats to the UK from an animal shelter in Kabul over the weekend.