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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

Introducing Vafa Animal Shelter’s New Logo

Vafa Animal Shelter's current logo, masterfully designed by the volunteer work of renowned graphic artist Mr. Alireza Mostafazadeh-Ebrahimi, was the introduction point for the Shelter for many years. However, to synchronize the logo for both Vafa campuses in Hashtgerd...

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World News

World Veterinary Day 2022

Vafa animal shelter celebrates world veterinary day and honors veterinarians who protect and safeguard those who cannot speak for themselves. Our hearts go out to the veterinary teams who helped hundreds of animals who also were victims of war in Ukraine and other...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

Kyla became Canadian

A lady had found Kayla near Mehrshahr and brought her to the shelter in spring of 2019. Her body was covered with patches of recovered wounds. The vet suspected that her skin was damaged with some sort of chemicals. These patches never grew fur but it would not show...

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A big warm hug for Fifa

Fifa Near the end of Spring 2019 someone contacted the shelter saying that they had seen a small dog tied to a tree near the shelter. The staff searched for him and eventually found him; a sweet little guy with one cute little tooth sticking out from his bottom jaw!...

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Adopted Dogs in Iran

Fidel found his loving family

In Winter of 2019, on a Friday afternoon, a guy came to the shelter with his two Cane Corsos. He wanted to drop off only his female dog who was 2 years old. Since neither of the dogs were neutered/spayed, we were suspicious about him being involved in puppy mills and...

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The story of Willy& Nasha adoption

Some dogs, due to their situation, have no hope for the future, but suddenly good fortune arrives. This happened to Willie and Nasha! Willie arrived at the shelter about 3 years ago. He was a small terrier found on the streets. He was old and his eyes were developing...

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