Swiss supporters fundraised for first aid supplies, food for people and animals affected by floods. Lolita and Michele joined our team to deliver the much need items to families in the most affected villages in Galati county.
Swiss supporters fundraised for first aid supplies, and food for people and animals affected by floods. Lolita and Michele joined our team to deliver the much need items to families in the most affected villages in Galati county.
Severe floods caused huge damages
On 11 October, it rained a lot in Galati county, in some areas even 200l/meter!!! The locals from 4 villages were witnesses of a nightmare: Waters invaded their garden, the basement of their houses, and the house itself. The floor, refrigerator, washing machine, clothing, and provisions for winter for people and farm animals were gone in an instant. Some farm animals were taken by water. Nobody could save them.
The village of Smardan, where ROLDA’s small shelter is located, was less affected. Click here to view a video to see the road to the shelter full of water, still inaccessible for walking. The rain caused minimal damage to ROLDA shelters: the access road needs repairs and the clinic roof also. Compared with the drama that other people suffer these days, we were lucky.
For over 1000 families the situation is critical!
700 houses from the “red code” area are completely or partially destroyed. For these people, the coming winter is terribly sad and full of worries. They lost everything or at least their warm clothing, blankets, electronics, and provisions. 1000 families are living, as you read these lines, in improvised spaces (e.g. school ‘sports room, church) or with relatives.
In the coming months, as the weather gets colder, these people will need constant support. Funds collected will be used to provide emergency food aid for the pets (and if possible, supplies for humans) from the most affected areas of the Galati region.
ROLDA President’s Message May 2023
ROLDA Sverige was founded in 2014 by Lisa, and a group of volunteers dedicated to helping homeless animals live better. The main goals of this association are to help ROLDA Romania: fundraise to keep our shelters functional and rehome dogs from our shelters in Sweden.
The history of ROLDA large shelter read details
In 2004, ROLDA became aware of a horror scenario unfolding on our doorstep. A local steel mill, owned by one of Britain’s and the world’s richest men, Lakshmi Mittal, had become an involuntary home to countless stray dogs desperately seeking shelter and food.
Help for Chick
Chick was found not far from our shelter. She was extremely dehydrated and full of parasites. Flies were feeding on her bloody, cracked skin caused by repeated biting and scratching. She had chewed through most of her fur, leaving her damaged skin exposed to horrible infections which, sadly, had already begun to consume her from the outside in.