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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

Nowruz 1399

This year we are experiencing a different Nowruz. There is no "Charshanbehsoori" or shopping for the new year. There are no parties or family get together and there is no "Sizdabedar". We are all waiting to get through this mishap. We are waiting patiently for good...

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World News

World Spay Day/ February 25,2020

They could have not been born, and not have left the world in pain. We are talking about puppies who share a grueling life with their mother. In their short lives, they don't experience anything but agony.  Very few reach adulthood and continue this cycle of...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

Alp

 Adopted, in Ontario, Canada- December 2019 Alp was full of feelings and love. If someone touched his head he would give out a howling noise to show his gratitude and his craving for more attention. The question was who would want him with that defected skull? ...

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Sasha

Shirazi family, Spain, January 2020 Mr. Morteza Shirazi and his wife have been financial sponsors of Vafa's dogs for a long time now. While on vacation from Spain to Iran, they decided to visit the shelter to pick a young male puppy to bring back home with them to...

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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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