To rescue a dog is not an easy job, as it sounds. As soon as the saving mission ends, the dog becomes a member of our shelters’ family, a part of our daily work. The rescued dog becomes our responsibility!
To look after a dog responsibly is the most difficult part of the mission. Especially when dealing with sensitive, shy or abused dogs, even the smallest mistake might put all the previous work in danger, all the small progresses we have made to rehabilitate them.
We have searched the dogs photos archive to share with you how a rescue story started – the transformation of the dog from the moment he was picked up from the streets until he moved into his forever home.
These stories are pure therapy for the soul of a rescuer. They fill our hearts with joy and fuel us with the energy we need to keep on saving more animals!
Young adorable girl found with an old wound at her front leg which required amputation. Shakira is playful, sociable and needs a home.
Found with deep, open wounds/burning skin on top head, Frankie skin needed 2 months of intensive treatment to recover. Presently, she lives in ROLDA shelter where she is protected from abuses and cruelty.
Found on a construction yard, with a severe open wound, older than a week, which put not only her leg but her life in danger. Leg successfully saved.
Abandoned at the edge of the road, covered in tar, Hera overpassed a difficult period of her life, even if she is so young. Thanks to our supporters, she is better and ready to start a new life in Finland.
Puppy saved from a pile of trash weak, underweighted, with mange and one eye that sadly couldn't be saved.
Found on a pile of garbage, from where she was saved with 3 others puppies. All puppies suffered frost bite. After eye removal surgery, Chasmine was adopted in Sweden.
Found with broken leg severely infected that needed to be removed to save dog’s life.Nabi was adopted in Switzerland.
Senior dog full of parasites abandoned to die. Found severely dehydrated. Homer was adopted in Switzerland.
Dog rescued with severe eye infection. Luckily we arrived in time to save her eye.Presently, Pufi lives at ROLDA small sanctuary.
Searing pain spread like wild fire through Lori's haunches and tail. Running away was impossible because he had a broken leg. Presently, he is at ROLDA sanctuary.
Rescued with a big tumor on his belly which needed immediate removal. Presently, this beautiful boy lives in Switzerland.
Found in the village with a severely infected wound in neck area. After treatment, this very friendly, submissive girl was adopted in Switzerland.
Found with open-fractured leg which sadly couldn't be saved, Gonco recovered after amputation and lives safely in ROLDA sanctuary.
Abandoned on streets with severely injured eye, which couldn't be saved. She lives now in Switzerland.
Abandoned by her family because expensive vet bills, Buffy was treated and safely adopted by Ludovic and Eveline in France.
Beaten and tied in a plastic bag, Artemis was found on time. We managed to save her eye. She currently lives in our sanctuary.
Rescued from streets completely blind, White Angel melt many hearts. Adopted in Norway, renamed Zinga she is trained to search and rescue dogs lost in Norwegian forests!
Hit by a car, Buck was found at the edge of the road, screaming, uncapable to move. Luckily, only his leg was affected and now Buck can walk again normally.
Found in the middle of the road, with bone crushed in multiple pieces. His leg couldn't be saved, unfortunately, but he is adaptable and a real survivor..
ROLDA is an international charity operating in Romania to humanely, efficiently and responsibly solve the stray population, estimated to be 2.5 million animals. Our keys focuses are rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, spray/neuter, social programs and education.
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