ROLDA’s race to build a horse sanctuary
ROLDA has fought for horses for years, but we have reached a point where drastic action needs to be taken, and we refuse to wait any longer for these horses to be saved.
They have waited too long! They need our help now!
After over 15 years of focusing on rescuing homeless street dogs, we are ready for a new movement. Though we are far from saving all the strays in Romania, we have come a long way—and we continue to strive towards our goal.
But as we’ve been fighting for these poor defenseless creatures, horses have been suffering.
Horses are loyal and majestic animals who are also gentle and kind.
They are faithful companions … helpful spirits … and devoted friends.
They are willing to help us and are always ready to give.
But far too many horses are mistreated and perceived as slave laborers that don’t deserve respect.
Because of our limited space, ROLDA would need to start sheltering the old, injured, and sick horses primarily. We will continue to provide food, water, medicine, horseshoes, and coats for horses in our community. We will also continue working with the authorities and the regional veterinary to rescue abused horses and donkeys from their owners and transfer them into our care.
After extensive research to build the best horse sanctuary that can protect our horses from the harsh Romanian climate (especially the freezing winters), but also to be cost effective, we have selected this model:
photo: Hay storage
Important! These photos are only examples to show supporters how we dream the shelter (inside and outside), as well as storage, will look like. These buildings are not already built, ROLDA is searching for funds for these buildings.
This eco-friendly, efficient sanctuary can house up to 8 horses and will be equipped with heating, soft flooring, and a system to prevent water from freezing. It will also have a designated area for washing and grooming the horses and a separate feeding area.
The phases of the project
1. Paperwork: topographic measurements, convert 600 square meters from agriculture into residential land, other authorizations (including from Veterinary Direction)
2. Concrete foundation
3. Barn building (Baticlair, galvanized structure)
4. Hay storage (Abriclair, galvanized structure)
5. Barn partitions (boxes, grooming, food storage rooms)
6. Connect the building to water, electricity, install surveillance system, fire and smoke alarms, sprinkler system
7. 2 x menage outdoor areas
8. 4 x outdoor areas
9. Field shadow/protection for sun/rain
10. Trailer to transport horses
11. Equipment and consumables
ROLDA’s horse sanctuary will be part of our PawzUp Center, which we have been struggling to build for a few years now.
Horses and donkeys in our community cannot wait any longer. We need to act now to build their sanctuary. Please donate to help us build our horse sanctuary. We can’t have more horses being slaughtered for their meat when they are no longer “useful” to their owners.
All animals deserve respect! Please donate today!