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Vafa Animal Shelter is a non-governmental charity organization that relies solely on private donations and volunteers.

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Established in 2004, Vafa Animal Shelter is the first animal shelter to open its door to injured and homeless animals in Iran. We are dedicated to providing shelter and care for animals in need.

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World Spay Day- February 23, 2021

Launched in 1995, World Spay Day is an annual campaign that aims to encourage people to save animal lives by spaying and neutering companion animals and feral cats. World Spay Day itself is celebrated annually on the fourth Tuesday in February (February 23 in 2021),...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad


 Adopted, in Ontario, Canada- December 2019 Alp was full of feelings and love. If someone touched his head he would give out a howling noise to show his gratitude and his craving for more attention. The question was who would want him with that defected skull? ...

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Shirazi family, Spain, January 2020 Mr. Morteza Shirazi and his wife have been financial sponsors of Vafa's dogs for a long time now. While on vacation from Spain to Iran, they decided to visit the shelter to pick a young male puppy to bring back home with them to...

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Adopted Dogs in Iran

The story of Willy& Nasha adoption

Some dogs, due to their situation, have no hope for the future, but suddenly good fortune arrives. This happened to Willie and Nasha! Willie arrived at the shelter about 3 years ago. He was a small terrier found on the streets. He was old and his eyes were developing...

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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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