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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

World Animal Day 2018

  There are many ways to observe any of these days. On World Vegetarian Day and World Day for Farm animals, one can prevent themselves from consumption of meats in honor of the short and miserable lives of millions of animals which end at the horrifying...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

Tilley-Formerly Known As Asal

Adopted 24 Apr 2017 by Cameron family- Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Asal one of the sweetest Vafa's dogs arrived in Pearson Airport on November 9,2016. She was welcomed by members of Friends of Vafa in Canada. Her name in Farsi means honey. She has been helped by...

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Maxwell (Bruno)

Adopted by Laura and Jim McIntyre - Jan 2016 It has been nearly a year since Maxwell joined our family in Chicago. He is an energetic youngster who has developed a sweet relationship with our blind, older Australian cattle dog, Taz.Maxwell loves: chasing his squeaky...

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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...

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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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