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Garage Sale
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Garage Sale

Vafa’s first Garage Sale in 2019 took place on Saturday and Sunday, Aug 10 and 11, from 8 am till 1 pm in North York. Nahid Shamshiri, an animal lover who has recently joined “Friends of Vafa in Canada”, made the suggestion during Vafa’s annual meeting in Toronto. Nahid arranged the Garage Sale, and she...

August 10, 2019June 8, 2020In News
Marlowe
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Marlowe

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 shelter, Marlowe was adopted and flow to Toronto, Canada. The...

July 30, 2019May 9, 2020In News
Simba
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Simba

Sometimes it takes an army to rescue a dog! When Mr. Aslani (a university student) along with his friends saw an addict pulling a dog very aggressively, they did not hesitate to stop him. On that very day, they took the dog to Vafa, where Iva, from India, and her friend, Faranak, happened to be...

July 18, 2019May 9, 2020In News
Public meeting
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Public meeting

The first “Friends of Vafa in Canada”’ public meeting was held on July 14th, 2019 at the North York Civic Center! A group of Iranian animal lovers and supporters participated in this event and shared their ideas and thoughts.At this event, Farimah Shaygan, one of FOV’s Board of Directors and the Vafa Animal Shelter Social...

July 14, 2019May 8, 2020In News
Art for Rescue
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Art for Rescue

Orange Feather Forum & Studio Connect During the sunny afternoon of June 16, 2019, a group of people who care deeply for animals accepted the invitation from the “Orange Feather Cultural Foundation” and “Studio Connect” to listen to music, paint and raise funds for Vafa Animal Shelter. Reyhaneh Moshtaghi, the founder of Orange Feather Forum,...

June 16, 2019May 8, 2020In News
Booboo
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Booboo

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 realized that she simply was matchmaking! On that very same day, her colleague asked if she can see some photos of small dogs available for adoption...

June 10, 2019May 9, 2020In News
Fundraising for Vafa
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Fundraising for Vafa

Having a grandmother who is kind, an animal lover and also an environmentalist, is the reason that young Kian participated in an annual competition at his school called “Coin Drive”. This competition allows students to become involved with impactful charities around the world. When Vafa was nominated in the competition, all fifth grade students at...

June 1, 2019May 15, 2020In News
Potluck Party
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Potluck Party

One of the ways we fundraise for our organization is by throwing a party. At the party, animal lovers have the opportunity to meet each other and spend some time together. They also donate to Vafa while at the party which then helps with the shelter’s expenses. Each year, Fariba Fard, a friend of Vafa...

December 16, 2018May 8, 2020In News
“So you Love Animals!”
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“So you Love Animals!”

The book, “So you Love Animals!” has been published! This book teaches children values centered around the humane treatment of animals. Written by Zoe Weil Translated by Fatemeh Motamedi This book is suitable for the age group of 10-16. Here we take the opportunity to thank the individuals who have contributed to the preparation of...

October 23, 2018May 9, 2020In News
Rosa & Nafas
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Rosa & Nafas

Rosa and Nafas Found their Forever Home! Rosa and Nafas were two disabled residents of Vafa Hashtgerd and Vafa Qazvin shelters respectively. With the help of friends of Vafa, they were able to successfully cover their long journey from Iran to Canada and then to the USA. When they arrived in the USA they were...

August 10, 2018May 8, 2020In News