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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.

Local News

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 News

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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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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