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. Around 200,000 street dogs, working animals (donkeys, horses) and poor pets (cats, dogs) are exposed to starvation, risk of abandon, diseases, death. The local small clinic can’t cope with a huge demand of small animals wounded, sick and large animals are basically sacrificed because there is no veterinary clinic equipped for them.
Because ROLDA is wholly funded by voluntary contributions, our ability to provide hundreds of animals in need with life-saving vaccines, medical emergencies, and nutrition support; safe drinking water and basic sanitation and protection from abuse fully depends on the generosity and commitment of our donors all over the world – donors like you.
New land acquisition is possible in the vicinity of the small shelter where a small cattery can be built as well as an additional paddock for dogs and a small cottage for volunteers. You have the opportunity to become a dog/ or a cat’s hero. Today – because tomorrow can be too late for many of them.
The most urgent repairs are needed at the clinic’ roof and side wall affected by floods in fall 2016. Constant maintenance work is necessary periodically to protect the investments done for the dogs in the past years. 3 paddocks also need repairs especially concrete floor. Surfaces easy to be cleaned and be disinfected are vital to keep our dogs healthy in the long run.
200 dogs have been left to starve, abandoned in ROLDA’s care by the steel giant ArcelorMittal, owned by Lakshmi Mittal, one of the richest men in the World. In addition to this, the steel plant’ management forbid their employees to feed from their own meals the hungry dogs and refused ROLDA to help the dogs injured, in pain. ROLDA is making dramatic efforts to look after these dogs responsibly and thanks to your support, we can.