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.
The third Saturday of the month of August has been marked as the International Day of Homeless Animals by animal rights activists around the world. Lives of all animals and the Ecosystem around the globe have been disturbed or destroyed by human greed, negligence, and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Adopted Dogs in Iran
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...read more
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...read more