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Tala

My name is Tala, which means “Gold” in Persian. Because I was pure bred and pretty, my greedy and cruel owner treated me like a puppy making machine...to the point that I became very very weak... So last time when I gave birth to 9 puppies, I was so sick that I...

Shoja

  My name is Shoja. It means “brave” in Farsi.  I am 11 months old. My mother and all my siblings were killed by City Hall officials, but I survived.  I was so sad and frightened. I tried to hide in abandoned places, but I was hungry and I had to look for food. One...

Seda

My name is Seda. In Persian, it means “voice”.  Sharareh, who is one of the members of the Center for Animal Lovers, found me almost dead and chose this name for me… because I was barking so much. When I was a young dog, I was a shepherd dog and my owner loved me very...

Jimbo

It was around 7 AM when the voice of my caregiver, Fatemeh, woke me up. I looked up; she was waiting for a response from me. It had been a difficult night. Pain followed me like a shadow. I had tossed and turned all night long and could not find a comfortable...

Dingo

Everyone who's a regular at the shelter knows Dingo well. He's a fluffy, naughty, happy boy but what people may not know is that he came to us as a skinny puppy with mange. He was found on the rough streets of Tehran last Summer. He was about two and a half months...

Ahoo

Another blog by Sheyda who spent a few weeks in Iran and volunteered at vafa several times during her short time back home: The Sad Life of a Stray Puppy How do the stray puppies end up at VAFA Animal Shelter? Each puppy has a unique story, most of them very cruel....

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