More Donkeys like Ben need Our Help

$1102 raised of $90000
11 Person Donated
$1102 Raised
$90000 Goals

More donkeys like Ben need our help

ROLDA supporters have been helping Ben since the day we rescued him, and we are incredibly grateful for their compassion and empathy.

Sadly, there are hundreds of more abused donkeys that need our help in the villages surrounding our town plus many more across Romania. Like Ben, they are beaten, abused and suffer medical emergencies that go untreated. Unfortunately, we can’t help as many as we want because we don’t have a proper shelter for the donkeys, we only have a metallic improvised barrack where Ben lives. However, we do have plenty of empty lands where we could build a shelter for more donkeys in need.

For the time being, ROLDA only provides medical aid for donkeys with severe injuries for families who can’t afford to pay for their treatment but we don’t have a place to confiscate and relocate the severely abused donkeys, which remain the property and the victims of people with no soul.

Lack of money, it’s frustrating to know we can’t do more for voiceless, defend fewer animals which we see day after day exploited.

One of our dreams is to build a sanctuary for max of 40 donkeys in a wood-insulated stable with a feeding area and partially shaded outdoor running areas where they can roam carefree.

40 rescue donkeys may not seem like much compared to the hundreds that live in our community, but it’s a start. We have made such a difference in Ben’s life, and we want to do that for as many donkeys as we can, but first, we need to build this shelter and then we can concentrate on expansion.

ROLDA sanctuary for donkeys will be part of our PawzUp Center.

Please be generous and help us build a home for retired and abused donkeys!

Construction phases

1. Paperwork: topographic measurements, convert 270 square meters into land for constructions, other authorizations (including from Veterinary Direction)
2. Concrete foundation
3. Building of sanctuary – stable (common wall with the horse sanctuary to reduce costs)
Common indoor areas for donkeys and horses: Grooming, Tack room, Feeding, and storage.
4. Thatch or metal roofing panels
5. Partitions (2 rows of 4 boxes)
6. Connect the building to water, and electricity, install a surveillance system, fire and smoke alarms, and sprinkler system
7. Fencing 1480 sq m pasture with feeding area and partially shaded zone
8. Install shadow/protection for sun/rain
9. Purchase basic equipment

Sponsor opportunities

As an individual or a company, you have the opportunity to name a donkey box. Your name or a name that you choose (e.g. if you wish to name the donkey box in memory of a donkey you lost or to honor a human/pet) will be engraved on a wood plaque and displayed visibly for as long as the sanctuary will be operational.
(Note: each space can have multiple sponsors).

Name a donkey box (8 available): 2000$
Name the whole sanctuary for donkeys: 60000$

There is one rare opportunity for a very generous donor to sponsor the whole project and therefore, to name the sanctuary in memory or to honor a human or a pet. Many animal lovers wish to spread their love to less lucky donkeys in different parts of the World where they suffer neglect and abuses. When you sponsor the ROLDA sanctuary for donkeys, you give a chance to animals from communities where they have no other hope, where nobody else care for them, where they are treated as trash, after working hard, day and night, after a lifetime near someone who clearly didn’t appreciate them.

Transparency is important for ROLDA, as well as showing gratitude to our dedicated supporters.
Individual donations are listed on the right column. When you make a donation directly on this page, your name and the amount will appear automatically. If you send a check or wire a donation marked “for donkey sanctuary”, we will add your donation manually. In case you don’t see your name and amount donated listed, please send us an email at

Cost of the building

70.000 USD

Additional cost

(connect utilities: electricity, water, etc)

20.000 USD

Estimated cost

(from 1 to 6)

90.000 USD