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The Vafa shelter is a non-government charity organization relying solely on private donations and volunteers.

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Founded in 2004, the Vafa Animal Shelter is the first animal shelter in Iran. We are dedicated to providing help and shelter to injured and homeless animals in Iran.
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National Veterinarian Day- 2017

Veterinarians bridge the gap between neglecting animals and taking loving care of them! Veterinarians are like magicians, they can discover a very complicated health issue in an animal without being able to ask them even where it hurts! We at Vafa appreciate all the...

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World News

Happy New Year!

Let's wish for a little kindness! Let's wish for a kind heart and kind thoughts! Kindness is simple, just like rain, snow, spring, river and a tree! Kindness is beautiful just like a stray cat's eyes when you feed him or a dog's wagging tail when you fill his bowl...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

Franky

Summer 2017, Guelph, Ontario, Canada It was the summer of 1395 that one of Vafa's volunteers found a very weak puppy. He was about 3 months old and obviously very sick and hungry. He was suffering from a very...

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Winky

Adopted by Mansooreh & Baran, Toronto, Canada, Winter2017 "We might have to appreciate that animals can't speak our language. Only if cats and dogs living in Iran could talk, what horrifying stories full of bitterness and suffering they could share. Stories filled...

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Adopted Dogs in Iran

Jack

Jack arrived at the shelter when he was two months old in the spring of 2016. He was very weak and very ill. For a few months, he was on medication and even needed to be put on an IV. His health was not stable at all. Gholam, one of the staff at the shelter, made a...

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Chico

Chico (Formerly known as Misha), Yavari Family, Tehran, July 2017 Chiko found his forever home! Ms. Azari one of the shelter managers says: Chiko (AKA Misha) came to the shelter in November of 2016. His owner wanted to let him go because he was not a good enough...

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