Few months ago, my family members and I visited Vafa animal shelter near Karaj in Iran. Mrs. Esna-Ashari was kind enough to give us a tour. The good news is that there is this animal shelter to protect 250 dogs and few other animals. The bad news is that the land developers are fighting to take the land to build homes; they contend that residents are complaining about odor and noise. Tehran and many cities in Iran are developing very fast, making it difficult for any creature(s) to have a normal life. The newsletter has most of the information that one may need. Any support that you provide, not necessarily financial will help this shelter to provide protection for various animals. Also see Debra White’s article: “Woff Woff from Tehran“.