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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 1403

Spring arrives as winter fades away, bringing with it warmth, light, and lush greenery. Each spring, our hopes and aspirations bloom anew. Our heartfelt wishes are as follows: May we inhabit a world free from violence and conflict, where both humans and animals can...

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World News

World Spay Day/27 February 2024

According to the World Health Organization, there are about 200 million stray dogs worldwide. Here are some facts about stray dogs in the United States: 1. 6.5 million Animals Are Taken into US Shelters Annually (Source: ASPCA) Out of these, 3.3 million are dogs, and...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

Pirate: From House of Horrors to Toronto

He was the youngest and smallest survivor of the House of Horrors. When Reza held him in front of the camera with only one hand and said: "his eye is out of the socket," no one knew where his fate would lead. He was so tiny and vulnerable to survive in the crowded...

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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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Adopted Dogs in Iran

Teddy chose his family himself

An animal-loving family that didn't believe in sterilization brought nine small-breed dogs to the shelter a few years ago due to problems with the neighbors. We sterilized all of them. All were adopted except Michelle, who is in the shelter. Teddy was one of them. He...

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