19 Mar

Food Appeal

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Fill the Bowl, Fight Hunger

Help 200 dogs fight hunger in Romania!

Every day, countless shelters from all over the World ask for help from their supporters. In the past, ROLDA didn’t request ongoing support for food, except the winter campaigns when emergency aid food had to go to homeless animals from the surroundings, or be donated to pets from families with extremely low income. Recently, our budget suffered radical changes, and today I must ask for your attention and your support to feed our dogs!

In the past years, the principal costs of the large shelter were financially sustained by the steel company. At this very moment, we were informed that the steel company refuses to feed 200 of the total of 630 dogs. Again the dogs are let down by the steel company. In 2014, the steel company reduced the total financial support for ROLDA with 20%! Because we believed in this partnership, we accepted as an excuse for 7 years, the “bad economy” argument. During these years our shelter wasn’t connected to electricity and water between 2008-2014! We were dependent on generators to provide electricity and to power the water pumps.

Since 2014, approx. 40% of the total costs for the dogs were cut by the steel plant. We can’t continue our work under these circumstances.

Not even the “bad economy” excuse can justify the worst decision that the steel company recently undertook: the sewage machine, vital to keep the shelter in good health standards for dogs and for staff workers, was canceled. The steel company suggested that we should pay for the sewage machine, if we continue to need it. This happened after 40% cut of financial support. This is simply revolting!

Shelter managers are fully responsible for the animals housed in their shelters. There is no excuse to fail and let those animals, completely dependent on you, to starve.” said Dana Costin, Founder of ROLDA. 650 dogs, a few cats and one donkey are currently housed in the large and small shelters of ROLDA.

One of my worst fears is that the day will come, and I am not able to feed my dogs.
In time I realized that “saving” dogs is the easiest part of this mission. Whatever happens next: the resources needed, the time and energy dedicated to rehabilitate these scared souls, the management of the shelters…this is much more complicated. Especially if you aim to do things responsibly, and I do. Thanks to you, our supporters, I can ”.

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Fill the Bowl for 200 dogs!

Donate by PayPal or contact us at rolda@care2.com if you prefer to send a cheque. Or wire money using one of ROLDA bank accounts opened Worldwide.

Food is a principal resource for our activity. We need food for 200 of the total of 630 dogs from large shelter, which have no sponsor. In addition we need food for small shelter’ dogsand cats but also the emergency aid food for the social program addressed to poor community which we make efforts to sustain to look after their pets responsibly, to keep them healthy and avoid dogs being abandonment.

Help 200 dogs fight hunger in Romania! Help the poor community’s pets stay healthy!

For 7 years our team struggled to keep the highest standards for the animals and it might sound simple…but I don’t know how many others could do it! ROLDA didn’t comment about the “bad economy” excuse when the steel plant refused to build running spaces for the dogs to exercise. ROLDA alone faced all the harsh criticism due to lack of running spaces, but with the help of supporters we managed to start building the first 20 running spaces in 2015.

In 2016, the steel plant reduced the payment for the dogs collected from their premises …and again with 20%

An irresponsible attitude and a behavior close to animal abuse have nothing to do with “bad economy”. It is known that those who abuse animals, are also abusing, one way or another, people too…ROLDA made enormous efforts to show understanding and empathy toward all the economical excuses raised by the steel plant over the years, but our main goal is animals’ welfare. And when enough is enough, we must find the dignity and power to speak up and demand justice!

We are extremely worried for the future of our dogs but also for the 1,500 dogs (estimated by the steel plant management) which continue to live inside the company premises. ROLDA is denied to continue helping those dogs…but we simply can’t forget what happened in the past when “accidental” poisoning or a massive slaughter put an end in the most brutal and despicable way to countless dogs’ lives.

200 voiceless souls are in great danger of starving, let down by the company owned by one of the richest men in the World: Mr. Mittal

These dogs need as much help as they can get, right now, but also tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow. It’s an endless battle and we can’t do it alone! These animals are dependent on people like you:  open minded, generous and responsible! We are not rich, not even a tiny fraction as rich as Mr. Mittal,   but our combined generosity can keep these dogs’ living standards at a decent level.

Besides the food, we need to cover the vet costs and the other costs related to shelter functioning (renting sewage, paying shelter security etc). A total of approx. 120,000 EUR is needed for the next 12 months.

In a World controlled by money power, we can prove that compassion, generosity, responsibility and commitment still exist. We can demonstrate that “silence” doesn’t have a price! I was personally abused by a manager from the steel plant, threatened and blackmailed. I didn’t cease because I knew I couldn’t live with the knowledge that I surrendered and gave up. Together, we can be strong enough to feed the dogs from Mr. Mittal’s company and address him a “common message”. Click here to read, sign the petition addressed to Mr. Mittal: Do not let your dogs die! and share with your friends. I hope that justice will be made, one way or another.  concluded Dana Costin, founder of ROLDA.

Will you consider to Sponsor Them All?

For 25 EUR per month, you can become a sponsor of all the dogs which need help right now.

Sponsor Them All Now!

Wish to be more involved to stop hunger?

Help us spread the word across the World! 3 easy steps to do it:

  1. Create a leaflet/flyer (or ask for an online version of a flyer from us)
  2. Add your details and ROLDA details
  3. Contact your school or your church with a brochure/flyer and ask for help.

Maybe there are others in our community who also wish to be involved and stop the hunger. You just need to ask around. A starting point will be to check with your school or local church or any other community you are member of.

Thankyou! ROLDA Rescue Team

Big Thanks to our Great Donors

Association ROLDA Suisse 16000 CHF
Swiss Animal Protection 3000 CHF
Gatehunder fra Romania 138000 NOK
Australian donors and
Other online (individual)
donations 41000 EUR

Please note that these numbers are updated periodically, during this campaign.