Another year has passed. A year full of noise, full of joy, full of success, full of sad stories with happy endings. A year full of rescue; full of attention; full of life; full of puppies, male and female. A year full of playing, fighting, bearing teeth, and playing some more. A year with Meshki (Black) and Rangi (Colourful). A year of getting lost and being found again. A year full of vaccination and getting spayed and neutered. A year with a new location for Vafa in Ghazvin. A year of rescuing Alborz, Namadi and Lexi. A year with three sisters coming to the shelter (Diana, Desiree, and Dina), with Suri, Susan, Cinnamon, Nader, and Afsoun leaving for other countries. A year with Charlie and Pardis getting wheelchairs and Omid becoming a cartoon character. A year with blind Mahbanoo as the centre of attention. A year full of happiness for Parnian, Shabrokh, Tala, Haiko, and Yalda. And a year of falling in love with Bamdad, and leaving him to fall in love with snow at his forever home in a faraway land.
A year with you beautiful people; you who are the heroes of Vafa’s story. A year full of volunteers making homes and spaces for dogs, and volunteers capturing all the beautiful moments in photos and paintings. A year full of volunteer travelers. A year full of us and a year full of you. We are you. We are all supporters of homeless animals in Iran.
Last year was a blessing and with your help, this year will be, too. Stand with us and help. Do not leave us and our beautiful dogs alone. Do not leave Vafa alone.
Happy Nowruz. We wish you and all the animals, a very good, happy, healthy year.