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.
The history of animal rights and shelters has 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...read more
Adopted Dogs Abroad
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...read more
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,...read more
Adopted Dogs in Iran
The story of Setareh has a sad beginning, but if you bear it, it will have a happy ending. Setareh was a puppy mill victim and was brought to the shelter by a family. It was their neighbor's dog. So, one day, seeing the dog in the street, they inform the neighbor that...read more
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...read more