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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

Spring is finally here! Adult dogs are stretching their body to shake all the winter tiredness off! Puppies have already forgotten what a brutal season it was, and now are busy discovering every corner around the shelter. Many of them have made friends with sparrows...

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World News

Happy New Year!

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...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

Booboo

Taniya, Guelph, Canada- February 2019 When one of friend of Vafa in Guelph, a very small city in Ontario Canada, was talking passionately about Vafa and its dogs with her co-worker, she did not realize that she simply was matchmaking! On that very same day, her...

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Franky

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...

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Adopted Dogs in Iran

Kama

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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Lucky

Date of adoption: March 13, 2011 - Naghmeh Amini (Fereydoon Shahr, Mazandaran, Iran) Hi. My name is Lucky. My savior angel gave me this name wishing me to be lucky and happy as long as I live. On a hot Summer day in Tehran, I found refuge near a house. I was terribly...

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