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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

Vafa Nowruz Bazaar 1397/2019

On Friday, March 8th 2019, like every year, Vafa shelter in Hashtgerd celebrated Nowruz by arranging a grand visit and Bazaar. To prepare the shelter for this event, all our staff and the manager were very busy working. On the day of the grand visit, two chartered...

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World News

Happy World Animal Day!

To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. Happy World...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

Romina

April 2019- United State, Connecticut- Megan & Adrien Romina is 2 1/2-year-old, blind female dog. I was asked to help find a Passenger to bring her from Tehran to the USA. VAFA Animal Shelter had secured a permanent home for Romina in Minnesota, so I contacted my...

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Marlowe

Winter 2019- Toronto, Canada- Shaghayegh & Amir When we opened a box full of orphan puppies, we did not imagine that the first dog who poked his head out first was going to be the first one to get adopted. Just only a few weeks after these little puppies came to the...

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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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