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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 Spay Day – 2022

According to the World Health Organization, there are about 200 million, and perhaps more, stray dogs in the world. There are more than 70 million stray dogs in North America alone and 43 million stray dogs in Europe. In countries like Iran, there are usually no...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

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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Vishki in Montreal

In Fall 2020 Rana and Mr. Karam noticed Vishki at the village just south of the shelter. She was a stray and one of the store owners used to feed her. It seemed like she had a health problem so one day she was brought to the shelter for treatment and neutering. The...

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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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