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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

Happy New Year 2021 

The two of us, along with the rest of our playmates at Vafa, wish you all a happy New Year. Another year may have gone by, but the generosity of your hearts has been proven once again. You have proven that despite all challenges, you continue to love and support us....

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Adopted Dogs Abroad


April 2019- United State, Connecticut- Megan & Adrien Romina is 2 1/2-year-old, blind female dog. I was asked to help find a Passenger to bring her from Tehran to the USA. VAFA Animal Shelter had secured a permanent home for Romina in Minnesota, so I contacted my...

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Winter 2019- Toronto, Canada- Shaghayegh & Amir When we opened a box full of orphan puppies, we did not imagine that the first dog who poked his head out first was going to be the first one to get adopted. Just only a few weeks after these little puppies came to the...

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Adopted Dogs in Iran


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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It has been a year since the day Kama was adopted by Mr. Noori to be the guard for his place of business – heavy machinery parking garage. It was love-at-first-sight between Kama & Mr. Noori during his visit at Vafa. Mr. Noori cuddled him and after the screening...

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