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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 1401

This year, we are more aware of the beauty of Nowruz than ever before. After a difficult time, we now appreciate Nowruz more than ever and hope to see hugs and smiles forever. Here's hoping this new year brings peace and love to the world. "Vafa", with the unwavering...

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World News

International Homeless Animals Day/ 2022

The history of animal rights and shelters have long been intertwined. In the 1870s, animal welfare advocates noted that children and animals were equally vulnerable and needed protection. So, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) enacted...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

Azadeh’s Story

Azadeh's story begins with suffering and leads to happiness. A familiar scene of animal abuse: It is the summer of 2018. The heat is raging. A man on a motorcycle pulls a dog on the ground with a rope. The dog is silent, with no screaming. Another man sees the scene,...

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Luigi :From Hashtgerd to Germany

Luigi was left in front of the shelter's doors in June 2019 and walked up to the shelter himself. He was a boy with a relatively large body and short arms and legs. Due to his size, he could not be kept in backyards and no one was interested in adopting him to live in...

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Adopted Dogs in Iran

Jaajaa found a home!

In March 2019, on the day of Vafa’s Nowruz Market, it was quite busy. It was on this day, a young boy brought a puppy, whom he had found and could not keep, to the shelter. The shelter could not accept new dogs, and puppies that young are in danger of catching...

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Zico

In 2019, a man contacted us, and said that his son has brought a dog home. He said he feels sorry for the dog because his son is mistreating him. After hearing our suggestions, dad was able to convince the son to give the dog to a foster we had found. However, the...

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