Rescuing a dog is not as easy as it may sound. As soon as the dog is out of the streets, it becomes a member of our shelter’s family. Which mean the wellbeing of the dog becomes our responsibility!
To responsibly look after a dog is the most difficult part of our mission. Especially when dealing with sensitive or abused dogs, even the smallest mistake can bring all the progress we made at rehabilitating it a few steps back.
We looked through our photo archive and we’ve selected a few examples that best show how a typical rescue story goes, the full transformation from a street dog to a happy, beloved pet.
These stories are food for the souls of all rescuers that take part in our program. They fill our hearts with joy and fill us with the energy to keep on saving more furry lives!
Dog brought to the clinic with a severe injury, created with a sharp object as punishment because she was starving and attacked to eat a chicken. Bela is recovered and living in Sweden.
Saved with both front legs fractured, ligaments destroyed. Maia had 3 surgeries and a very long recovery to be able to walk again.
BLACKIE and IVORY
Saved from Piscu village a mother with big tumor on belly saved together with her surviving pup. After her surgery, both are fine and ready for adoption.
Dog covered in tar, saved from agonizing pain. Tar was manually removed. Just before Christmas, Tarot arrived to his adopters in Sweden.
Rescued in distressful condition, with infected wounds and almost hairless due to severe mange, Chick recovery is amazing.
Young adorable girl found with a front leg affected by an old wound. The leg, unfortunately, had to be amputated. Shakira is playful, sociable and needs a home.
Found with deep, open wounds/burning skin on the top of her head, Frankie's skin needed 2 months of intensive treatment to recover. Presently, she lives in a ROLDA shelter where she is protected from abuses and cruelty.
Found on a construction site, with a severe open wound, older than a week, which put not only her leg but her life in danger. The leg was successfully saved.
Abandoned at the edge of the road, covered in tar,Hera went through some difficult times, even if she’s still at the beginning of her life. Thanks to our supporters, she is better and ready to start a new life in Finland.
Puppy saved from a pile of trash. He was weak, underweight and infested with mange to top it off. Unfortunately, one of his eyes couldn’t be saved.
Found on a pile of garbage, from where she was saved along with 3 other puppies. All of the puppies had frostbite. After an eye removal surgery, Chasmine was adopted in Sweden.
Found with a severely infected leg fracture. The limb had to be amputated to save the dog’s life. Nabi was adopted in Switzerland.
A senior dog that was full of parasites, that was abandoned to die. Found severely dehydrated. Homer was adopted in Switzerland.
Dog rescued with a severe eye infection. Luckily we arrived in time to save her eye. Presently, Pufi lives at the 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 the ROLDA sanctuary.
Rescued with a big tumor on his belly which needed immediate removal. Presently, this beautiful boy lives in Switzerland.
Found in a village, with a severely infected wound located in her neck area. After treatment, this very friendly, obedient girl was adopted in Switzerland.
Found with an open fracture at the level of his leg. Sadly, nothing could have been done about it, so Gonco’s leg was amputated. He recovered well after the surgery and lives a happy life in the ROLDA sanctuary.
Abandoned on streets with a severely injured eye, which couldn't be saved. She lives now in Switzerland.
Abandoned by her family because the cost of the veterinary care she needed was too expensive, Buffy was treated and safely adopted by Ludovic and Eveline in France.
Beaten and tied in a plastic bag, Artemis was found just in time. We managed to save her eye. She currently lives in our sanctuary.
Rescued from the 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 normally again.
Found in the middle of the road, with a leg that had the bones completely crushed. His leg couldn't be saved, unfortunately, but he adapted quickly to his new situation. A true 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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