Care taking and adoption
Our members in Iran do their best to teach the society to accept dogs and cats as part of their family but still there are so many animals that couldn’t find any family in Iran. The reasons for this are way too often very irrational, like the animal being black, being mixed-breed, having a middle or big size, not being a puppy or having some kind of physical problem.
We do our very best to find families for all the dogs and cats we save and therefore we’re also looking for families outside of Iran (usually US and EU). We have veterinaries performing thorough health checks for all the cats and dogs and they all get fully vaccinated.
The time which the pet stays with the shelter or daycare differs a lot, but usually it’s for many months. During this time we provide them food, water, shelter and medical treatment (if needed) and to some limited extent even social intercourse. Since the quarantine is not used anymore we take a blood sample and send it to a laboratory (SVA in Sweden or Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen in Germany) for approval (with focus on Rabies antibodies). The pet will stay another 90 days in Iran after the sample is taken before it’s allowed to enter other countries (if the test is approved). During this time their health files will be filled and they get their health certificate from well known veterinarians in Iran. When all the test are done and all the papers are in order we need a kind passenger to bring them from Iran to their new destination where we will be awaiting them.
Once we find the pets’ new family (sometimes this happens prior to their arrival) the family have to read and sign our adoption contract (stating common sense points how to take care of a pet). When all this is done the pet now finally has its own family and its true life can start!
If you consider a new family member please give this chance to someone who does not have a home or family! Maybe one of the guest in our day cares and shelters, or from somewhere else. Remember that you can’t buy love, but you can rescue it.