Nowruz 2015

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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.

Latest News:

  • 01.10.14
    Dear friends,
    We are thrilled to announce that after achieving official and legal OFAC license (LICENSE No. IA-2014-307087-1) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for gathering financial donations in the U.S. and sending them into Iran in order to support "Center for Animal Lovers" and...
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  • 27.09.14
    There are many ways to observe any of these days. On World Vegetarian Day and World Fay 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 slaughterhouses. One can make a donation to...
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  • 20.09.14
    VAFA Hashtgerd! VAFA Ghazvin! VAFA!

    Eleven years ago when we started the shelter in Hashtgerd, we would not imagine the good fortune of being able to start another branch of VAFA Animal Shelter almost a decade later. 

    It may be hard to believe, but we learned that putting together a...
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  • 01.09.14
    Dear friends,
    We are trying to coordinate animal lovers who can be connected and rely on one another's help. There have been many occasions when we were in need of a friend to check out a location or condition of an animal and other necessities but did not know any one, so the job did not get...
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  • 15.08.14
    Saturday August 16th is the National Day of Homeless Animals

    It is the goal of activist organizations to bring attention and awareness to this sad situation. It is through this national day's objective to educate the public about the consequences of homeless animals. You can help and...
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