Happy New Year!

2019 is here with endless possibilities! Let’s wish the best for animals! Let's wish them all a safe home! Let's wish for elephants to be safe in nature! Let's wish for lions’ jungles to be free of hunters! Let's wish for monkeys the tallest trees where nobody can...

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World Animal Day 2018

  There are many ways to observe any of these days. On World Vegetarian Day and World Day for Farm animals, one can prevent themselves from consumption of meats in honor of the short and miserable lives of millions of animals which end at the horrifying...

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International Homeless Animals Day

Third Saturday of month of August has been marked as the International Day of Homeless Animals by animal rights activists around the world. This year it will be on August 18th.  Lives of all animals and the Eco system around the globe has been disturbed or destroyed...

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Happy Nowruz 2018

Spring is here now! Nowadays, Persians from all around the world are celebrating Nowruz! Nowruz is celebration of spring to welcome Mother Nature coming back to life after a brutal winter! Nowruz means a "New Day", and this new day is the beginning of the New Year in...

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World Spay Day- 2018

Some of us love animals, some are scared of them and a lot of us are just indifferent.  Regardless of how we feel about them, we all agree that their population is rapidly increasing. We see them everywhere.  Streets, back alleys, hiking trails, parking garage of...

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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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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 Animal Day- 2017

In the world calendar, the first week of October is dedicated to animals’ right. This week is known by different names in different parts of the world. Some call it "the week of animals"; some named it "the week of animals’ welfare" and finally some recognize it as...

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International Homeless Animals’ Day 2017

The solution is easy! The problem is clear. We will not get anywhere if we just eliminate the problem. Just like us, animals are also God's creatures on planet Earth. Based on scientific evidence and religious beliefs, they were even here before us so they are the...

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In Memory of Vikiki

When on the other side of the world a little dog crossed the rainbow bridge, on this side of the world Vafa’s puppies’ wish for their own special cozy kennel came true. The best way to celebrate a dog's life is to continue her/his legacy. This is what Hosseini Family...

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Vafa’s New Logo

We are happy to announce to all of our Vafa supporters and friends that Vafa’s logo has changed starting July 1st, 2017. The new logo, as you see, has been especially and voluntarily designed for Vafa Animal shelter by outstanding desingner, Mr. Alireza Mostafa Zadeh...

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World Veterinary Day-2017

Veterinary is where being passionate for animals meets with science, and it means health and happiness for the voiceless creatures. Perhaps animals' welfare has been always a concern for human, but with veterinary science involvement the situation for animals has been...

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World Spay Day-2017

26 February 2017 World Spay day started as Spay Day USA in 1995, to promote spays and neuters across the country to help eliminate the problem of homeless pets. This day became a world event in 2006. World Spay Day draws attention to "spay/neuter as a proven means of...

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World Animal Day-2016

04 October 2016 The first day of October is very important for those who care about nature. If you were to look at different countries' calendars you would find that this week is dedicated to animals. The first day of October is World Vegetarian Day. Vegetarians are...

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World Farm Animals Day-2016

30 September 2016 The birth of the great Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, on the 2nd of October is also rightfully observed as the World Farm Animals Day (WFAD) in all over the world. Driving from the teachings of non-violence towards all living-beings, Mahatma Gandhi...

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World Vegetarian Day-2016

30 September 2016 World Vegetarian Day is celebrated annually on October 1th. The day brings global attention to the health and environmental benefits of vegetarianism and focuses on the ethics of following a vegetarian lifestyle. In many cultures, vegetarianism is an...

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International Homeless Animals’ Day-2016

18 August 2016 Animal homelessness and its consequences are an international issue. In a time that humanity claims to have the most knowledge it's ever had and the greatest awareness of planetary issues, animals – our beautiful housemates – are being abused,...

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World Veterinary Day-2016

30 April 2016 World Veterinary Day SELECTED THEME 2016: "CONTINUING EDUCATION WITH A ONE HEALTH FOCUS" Most of us are not familiar with the history of veterinary in Iran. World Veterinary Day gives us a good excuse to take a look at that history. The oldest...

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World Earth Day 2016

21 April 2016 April 22nd is the day we have become accustomed to observe as Earth Day, a day to celebrate the only planet that to this day we know that can sustain our existence. The only planet that provides the air we can breath, the water that we can drink, and...

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Happy Nowruz 2016

12 March 2016 A hand turned the last page of the calendar, and Spring is upon us. Lend us your hand filled with the aroma of spring time. Another year pasted, blessed with your faithful hands ... Hands that undid the gnarly rope off my neck, another connected me to my...

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World Spay Day-2016

20 February 2016 Nobody knows for certain the total number of cats and dogs on planet Earth. The reason nobody knows is very simple. In places where these animals live outside a home, and in places where they are not under population control or are not protected,...

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Iran National Veterinary Day

06 October 2015 Iran national veterinary day 14th day of month of Mehr, (October 6th) is Day of Veterinary in Iran. May this day be a joyful and salubrious day for all the hard working and loving veterinarians of...

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Two Horrible Incidents in Varamin and Eshtehard

29 August 2015 The grave incident of loss of Mrs. Raoofi brought a deep sorrow amongst friends and family. Her tragic death was dramatized beyond imagination, since she was the victim of the same fire at Eshtehard Animal Shelter that took the lives of a large number...

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International Homeless Animals Day-2015

12 August 2015 The designation of International Homeless Animals Day, solidifies the importance of animal welfare. On this day, individuals, groups and organizations join forces to fight one common cause; animal cruelty and endangerment. Here are a few ways you can...

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Animal Care Expo – Spring of 2015

27 July 2015 "Humane Society International" is one of international organizations that works hard to protect lives of all species of animals around the world and fights abuse and torture of them, and has endeavored great achievements in numerous countries around the...

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Earth Day-2015

Honoring Earth Since 1970, April 22nd has been observed as Earth Day in celebration of birth of the movement to protect the environment. Before that date only small voices were raised here and there against the damages of pollution caused by humans. Air and water...

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PayPal Donation

01 October 2014 Dear friends, We are thrilled to announce that after achieving official and legal OFAC license (LICENSE No. IA-2014-307087-1) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for gathering financial donations in the U.S. and sending them into Iran in order to...

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World Animal Day 2014

27 September 2014 There are many ways to observe any of these days. On World Vegetarian Day and World Day for Farm animals, one can prevent themselves from consumption of meats in honor of the short and miserable lives of millions of animals which end at the...

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Vafa Qazvin

20 September 2014 VAFA Hashtgerd! VAFA Ghazvin! VAFA! Eleven years ago when we started the shelter in Hashtgerd, we would not imagine the good fortune of being able to start another branch of VAFA Animal Shelter almost a decade later. It may be hard to believe, but we...

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