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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

Vafa Nowruz Bazaar 1397/2019

On Friday, March 8th 2019, like every year, Vafa shelter in Hashtgerd celebrated Nowruz by arranging a grand visit and Bazaar. To prepare the shelter for this event, all our staff and the manager were very busy working. On the day of the grand visit, two chartered...

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World News

Adopted Dogs Abroad


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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Summer 2017, Guelph, Ontario, Canada It was the summer of 1395 that one of Vafa's volunteers found a very weak puppy. He was about 3 months old and obviously very sick and hungry. He was suffering from a very...

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Adopted Dogs in Iran


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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Adopted on Jan 11, 2012 - Keihani Family - Tehran, Iran Six year old Foxy is another one of Vafa's little guests who got lucky lately with efforts of Ms. Gandom Tadrissi. Ms. Bahareh Pour-Ahmadi tells us how this union came about: We had been thinking about getting a...

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