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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

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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