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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

World Spay Day/ February 25,2020

They could have not been born, and not have left the world in pain. We are talking about puppies who share a grueling life with their mother. In their short lives, they don't experience anything but agony.  Very few reach adulthood and continue this cycle of...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

Romina

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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Marlowe

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

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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