PawzUp Center

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Why should you invest in the PawzUp project?

ROLDA operates in one of the poorest regions of Romania, where a family of 4 (or more) members survive with approx. 150 EUR a month.House pets(cats, dogs), working animals(horses, donkeys) and around 200.000 street dogs are exposed daily to risks such as starvation, disease, death or abandonment. The local small clinics can’t cope with the large numbers of animals in need and large animals face a grisly fate since there are no veterinary clinics equipped to meet their needs.

Rescue: Inch by inch

The pie chart helps you understand the area occupied by each current construction or the space reserved on our land for  future projects.

As of now, proper medical investigations are a 4 hours drive away from animals in need

For X-Rays, RMNs or other complex investigations (or even for a reliable diagnosis) pet owners have no choice but to transport their ailing furry friend to Bucharest (which is 4 hours drive that consists of 250km). Unfortunately, the strain of the long road is often too much to take for the pets, which leads to their demise.

PawzUp Map

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Find out more about our Donkey Shelter.

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Find out more about our Horse Shelter

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Find out more about the PawzUp Adoption Center.

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Find out more about the small farm with chickens, goats and senior animals.

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Small and large animals to benefit

Large Area

Serve an area that’s as large as half of Switzerland

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Animals to be helped each year

4 million

Seniors to benefit of pets companionship

Circle of Life

Click the icons located on the outline of the circle at your right to discover all the services that PawzUp Center will provide for a community with no money but big hearts, in dire need to learn to respect and look after all furry friends in a responsible way.

rescue

adoption

shelter

rehabilitation

behavior evaluation

spay / neuter

medical care

therapy with animals

Who are the beneficiaries of PawzUp project?

PawzUp is an unique project addressed to:

  • Galati-Braila, the second metropolitan zone in size after Bucharest
  • Central Moldavia (one of the poorest regions of Romania)
  • It covers a surface of 27 158 km2 (which means about half the size of Switzerland)
  • It serves approximately 200 000 animals within the surface
  • To help each year approx 2 000 animals
  • AREA COVERED IN ROMANIA

PawzUp Gifts

Send an e-card to your friends to help PawzUp project grow!

Buy a forest hectare

Buying just one ha of land, you didn’t just purchase a piece of wood …or a piece of forest. You saved countless species of wildlifeand in the same time, you participated to the largest and most se...

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Insulated Indoor Kit (75.00 EUR)

Send this e-card: “Your Gift is an INSULATED INDOOR KIT to help build a safe, insulated, and extreme-weather resistant indoor complex for ROLDA's PawzUp Animal Center to en...

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Waterproof/Fireproof Roof Panel (40.00 EUR)

Send this e-card: “Your Gift is a WATERPROOF/FIREPROOF ROOF PANEL to help build a safe, extreme-weather resistant roof for ROLDA's PawzUp Animal Center to ensure the health...

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Waterproof/Fireproof Wall Panel (50.00 EUR)

Send this e-card: “Your Gift is a WATERPROOF/FIREPROOF WALL PANEL to help build safe, maximum protection walls for ROLDA's PawzUp Animal Center to ensure the health and saf...

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PawzUp Brick (25.00 EUR)

Send this e-card: "Your Gift is a PAWZUP BRICK to help build strong, durable walls for ROLDA's PawzUp Animal Center to house and protect our animals." Just an example

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Bag of Cement (20.00 EUR)

Send this e-card: "Your Gift is a BAG OF CEMENT to help build the base for ROLDA's PawzUp Animal Center so that all the animals living there will have quality hygienic conditions." ...

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SPONSOR A PET WITH A LOW-INCOME FAMILY (75 EUR)

Why sponsor a pet with a low-income family in Romania? Galati is one of the poorest regions in Romania. The average monthly income is 200 EUR a month. That extremely insuffi...

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SPONSOR A FLIGHT FREEDOM TICKET (100 EUR)

What is a Flight to Freedom ticket? Many ROLDA dogs get adopted in countries outside of Romania, especially in other parts of Europe. Usually, to transport dogs to countries like Swed...

SPONSOR FOR A VACCINE (5 EUR)

Why sponsor to have a ROLDA dog vaccinated? In Galati, Romania, there are an estimated 20,000 stray dogs roaming the streets. Sadly, ROLDA can only house 650 dogs in its shelters at ...

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SPONSOR A TREES PACK (9 EUR)

Why sponsor a ROLDA tree? After the rough winter we had here in Galati in 2014, we decided to plant a natural barrier around our shelters using trees (specifically Paulownia trees) t...

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SPONSOR A DOG (200 EUR)

Why sponsor a ROLDA dog? By sponsoring a beautiful rescue dog from our shelters in Galati, Romania, you are showing support to homeless and abandoned animals in desperate need of hel...

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SPONSOR FOR RUNNING SPACES (300 EUR)

Why sponsor for running spaces at ROLDA? The majority of the dogs we rescue have experienced many traumatic moments that, sadly, have severely affected their mental health. With reha...

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SPONSOR FOR A PLACE OF RECOVERY (250 EUR)

Why sponsor a place where a ROLDA can recover from an injury or surgery? In Galati, Romania, there are an estimated 20,000 stray dogs roaming the streets. Sadly, ROLDA can only house...

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SPONSOR OUR WILD HABITAT (30 EUR)

What is ROLDA's Wild Habitat? ROLDA's wild habitat is a natural enclosed environmental structure that will give dogs free space to do run and do all kinds of activities. W...

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SPONSOR THEM ALL (25 EUR)

Why Sponsor Them All? How can you sponsor all 650 ROLDA dogs with 25 euros? Well, one person can't, but if we all gave 25 e...

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SPONSOR A WINTER GIFT (15 EUR)

Why sponsor a winter gift for a ROLDA dog? A furry coat for a furry friend? It sounds funny, right? But believe it or not, some dogs do need extra protection from the cold during win...

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SPONSOR A BOWL OF FOOD (10 EUR)

Why sponsor a bowl of food for a stray dog in Romania? In Galati, Romania, there are an estimated 20,000 stray dogs roaming the streets. Sadly, ROLDA can only house 650 dogs in its s...

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SPONSOR A VISIT TO THE VET (50 EUR)

Why sponsor for a ROLDA dog to visit a vet? While living on the streets, stray dogs are exposed to many harmful elements including malnutrition, diseases, injuries, and disabilities....

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The current risks we face

Imagine an are of 27158 km2 (about half the size of Switzerland) This huge area totally lacks veterinary clinics and modern sheltering facilities for animals, meaning that there is no place for local folks to treat their pets or adopt a new furry family member. Infections and diseases are a real threat which we vow to eliminate.

What are the costs from A to Z for PawzUp project?

The PawzUp Project from A to Z

Land purchase
400 000 EUR needed
Utilities and authorizations
170 000 EUR needed

Utilities including water station, solar panels for electricity and heating, wind power and generators, access road, parking for visitors

PawzUp Adoption Center (cats, dogs)
300 000 EUR needed
Horse Sanctuary
200 000 EUR needed
Donkey Sanctuary
60 000 EUR needed
Veterinary Clinic
250 000 EUR needed

Construction phases

First phase: Exterior
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Land purchase

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Permits, authorizations, architect plan

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Fencing the property

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Prepare the land for building, lay the foundation

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Basic structure: the building walls

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Roof, windows, doors

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Heating, ventilation, safety systems

Second phase: Interior
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Create the dogs and cats facilities

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Equip the technical rooms

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Purchase furniture

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Other interior accessories and fixtures

Testimonials

Kate Nattrass Atema, Director of the Global Community Animal Welfare Program IFAW
”The Pawzup Centre sounds like a fantastic and much-needed initiative that, I'm sure, will make a huge difference to the animals and the local community in Galati. Incorporating a therapy dogs program on top of the outreach, sterilization and rehoming work is a really progressive approach that I hope will lead to a change in attitudes about dogs”