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Q: Did you know that Iran has only one shelter?

February 16, 2009 | By Tammy C. | 13 answers | Expired: 2043 days ago

Tammy C.

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all can take the time to read this....
Ms. Motamedi runs the ONLY shelter in the entire country of Iran and her work is documented here:
It would be hard to really help VAFA because they are in Iran and, because of sanctions, it is not feasible to even donate but maybe drawing awareness and just letting people know this place exists can help. There are over 1 million Iranians living in United States, many of whom travel back and forth. If word gets out maybe some of them will support this cause on vacations back to Iran and also have their relatives still living there support the incredible mission of Ms. Fatima Motamedi who fought so hard for these dogs to be recognized.
www.jadidonline.com/story/05022009/frnk/dogs_shelter_eng#comment-25723

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MICHELLE G.
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Mar 10, 2009

Very sad, but yes Media attention would be a great way to get word out about helping this situation.

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Mary M.
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Mar 06, 2009

I had no idea but at least they have one. Thanks for bringing attention to this.

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Anonymous
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Mar 02, 2009

wow... thank you for making us aware of this tragic situation.

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Rute T.
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Feb 22, 2009

One in one country?! That's very sad and problematic. I´ll do what i can to raise awareness. And by the way, did you know they are going to build a biotério in Portugal? Biotério means: "nursery/ breeding of animals for lab research or similar purposes". The aim of the future center of production of animals is to provide various animals (rats, rabbits or fish) to universities and laboratories in Portugal and throughout Europe. Please sign the petiton against it. Thanks

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Magix23
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Feb 18, 2009

That's insane! 1 Shelter in a whole country! Nuts! The middle east is a completely different lifestyle than us Westerners though. I was listening to NPR and apparently 1 country has only old rickety fire trucks, and not even a large amount

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Kristen P.
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Feb 17, 2009

I honestly never thought of shelters in Iran. It's very hard to know what's really going on inside Iran because the state controls media so tightly.

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Carrie T.
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Feb 16, 2009

I didn't know that. A very sad situation for the residents and the animals.

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Kelly M.
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Feb 16, 2009

That is incredible. I never knew that.

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Clarsax
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Feb 16, 2009

Wow, that's got to be amazing, the only shelter in an entire country. She's got to be so overworked!

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Denise L.
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Feb 16, 2009

I would definitely submit this as a news entry & post this to all social networks you many belong to. Maybe more people in Iran will admire her courage & open up other shelters!

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