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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

Happy World Animal Day!

To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. Happy World...

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Adopted Dogs Abroad

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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Booboo

Taniya, Guelph, Canada- February 2019 When one of friend of Vafa in Guelph, a very small city in Ontario Canada, was talking passionately about Vafa and its dogs with her co-worker, she did not realize that she simply was matchmaking! On that very same day, her...

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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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