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.
2019 is here with endless possibilities! Let’s wish the best for animals! Let's wish them all a safe home! Let's wish for elephants to be safe in nature! Let's wish for lions’ jungles to be free of hunters! Let's wish for monkeys the tallest trees where nobody can...read more
Adopted Dogs Abroad
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...read more
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...read more
Adopted Dogs in Iran
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...read more
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...read more