Day by day in Romania is a succession of tragedies for the homeless dogs (and the local people who make big efforts to look after these dogs), as well as for stray cats, abused horses, and abandoned donkeys barely surviving at the edge of the road, all skin and bones.
photo: Senior dog abandoned in the snow, semi blind, starving. He is living now happy in Holland to enjoy a quality life.
Dogs are abandoned because they become inconvenient; because they are getting older, and therefore may be perceived as less able to guard human property; because they have had puppies who may also be abandoned; because they have become sick and the veterinary bill is too expensive… The list can go on and on, but regardless of the pretext for abandonment, the dog dumped in the road has no idea what he did wrong, and usually suffers a major psychological transformation.
photo: After playing like wild animals, they must feel they belong to somebody. Don't abandon your best friend! This will kill him!
For the past years, hundreds of dogs were saved by ROLDA staff and transported safely to our rescue centers where dry dog food, fresh water, clean beds, veterinary assistance and 24h paid professional security is assured.
Every month, every single day, ROLDA looks after 450 to 500 dogs.
Over 6000 street animals and pet were sterilized and over 200 dogs were adopted safely in good homes in Holland, Norway, Germany, UK or USA. Updates and follow-up stories are a must, every time someone adopts from ROLDA.
Behind these numbers, which represent a fraction of ROLDA’ s undertaking, remains a huge amount of work, dedicated to offer a quality of life to all abused, skinny and sometimes difficult to be rehomed strays. Please read here more details about our strugglings and accomplishments.
photo: Scared dog in rehabilitation at the Adoption Center. A soft bed and a nice toy doesn't hide the sadness in his eyes. It will take at least few months to build this dogs confidence. He was rehomed safely in UK in 2010.
From catching semi-wild dogs, sterilizing, sheltering, rehabilitate and transform them into adoptable lovely pets, ROLDA work has up and downs but the true reward is seeing every day healthy dogs in our shelters, formerly scared and abused dogs happy, playing, letters from adoptive parents all over the World thanking us to send them the best companions they ever dreamed for.
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P.O. Box 40, Greenbank,
roldausa (at) care2.com
phone: 360 678 1057
mobile: 360 969 0450
(Org.Nr. 998 398 495)
Contact person: Sandra Keim
Facebook page ROLDA Sverige
Interesting blog about Romanian animals charities.