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Projects #SaveShelterAnimals

Capital cost
ROLDA’s race to build a sanctuary for horses
A sanctuary for horses
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4 Donors
$15940 Raised
7.25%
$220.000 Goal

Romania is one of the poorest nations in Europe, with much of the economy remaining unindustrialised and reliant on the manual labour of work horses. Tragically, after a life of – sometimes literally – backbreaking work, these beautiful animals are discarded once they live beyond their usefulness. ROLDA is desperate to create a sanctuary for abandoned horses that will allow them to know rest, joy and comfort in their last years.

Capital cost
More donkeys like Ben need our help
A sanctuary for donkeys
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2 Donors
$6380 Raised
7.09%
$90.000 Goal

Help us build a Heaven on Earth for donkeys retired from heavy work, at the edge of becoming abandoned or donkeys who are confiscated after being abused by their owners. Sociable donkeys will be used for social programs.

Capital cost
Sanctuary for aging & disabled felines
A sanctuary for cats
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9 Donors
$47498.25 Raised
31.67%
$150.000 Goal

Whilst Romania’s homeless dog crisis is far more visible and of public concern, there exists a more subtle crisis of homeless cats left to fend for themselves after abandonment or the death of an owner. ROLDA is working to build a shelter for cats in need of help complementary to the small facility opened in 2023 for senior and disabled cats.

Capital cost
Build PawzUp Center
PawzUp Center
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0 Donors
$265000 Raised
5.05%
$5.250.000 Goal

Perhaps ROLDA’s most ambitious project (for now!) is the construction of the PawzUp centre. ROLDA envisions clean, modern and attractive buildings that will function both as adoption centre for rescued animals but also as a community hub. PawzUp will be a place where the public can adopt as well as socialise, learn important information regarding the care of their pets and one day offer free veterinary care to the community.

Ongoing costs
Free doghouses for dogs kept outside
Build a doghouse
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1 Donors
$30 Raised
0.09%
$33.000 Goal

Romanian culture of dog ownership may seem harsh compared to Western Europe where dogs are often lucky enough to sleep in their master’s bed! In the countryside, usually, dogs ‘live’ outside, in gardens, and are rarely allowed indoors. This is often because many Romanians fear thieves or wild animals entering their property and dogs act as a deterrent. By supporting ROLDA’s doghouse project today, you are giving dogs in Romania the instant relief they seek and the refuge they need to survive.

Ongoing costs
Protection against common parasites
Protection against common parasites
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1 Donors
$21358 Raised
44.78%
$47.700 Goal

Parasites – such as fleas and ticks – may be tiny but the risk they pose to our dogs’ health can be huge. Ticks – a danger to humans and dog alike – carry Lyme disease, can cause severe anaemia, even seizures in case of weak puppies. Fleas – whilst more of a nuisance – can cause severe infections, especially from repeated scratching and breaking of the skin. Prevention is better than cure in all cases. ‘Spot-On’ treatments are effective in the case of fleas and ticks.

Ongoing costs
Protection against deadly heartworm (Dirofilaria)
Dogs vs Dirofilaria
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0 Donors
$21308 Raised
62.12%
$34.300 Goal

A much deadlier condition we must protect our dogs from is the lethal heartworm, a parasite found in mosquitoes which can be passed on to dogs from bites. Heartworms – as the name suggests – find a home in the cardiovascular systems of dogs and eventually cause fatal heart disease. What makes heartworms such deadly killers is the early stages of infection are very subtle and difficult to spot.

Ongoing costs
The Health of hundreds of animals is in Your Hands!
Vaccines needed for our dogs
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4 Donors
$1049.04 Raised
29.97%
$3.500 Goal

In a shelter with hundreds of dogs, highly contagious diseases – such as distemper – could be devastating. This is why ROLDA imposes a strict quarantine period for all new rescued dogs, during which they receive broad-spectrum vaccines before they are let socialize with current residents of our shelter. However, vaccinations must be ‘topped-up’ annually with booster shots.

Ongoing costs
#FriendsForever: a project to keep elderly people and their pets together
#FriendsForever
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1 Donors
$20 Raised
0.14%
$14000 Goal

#FriendsForever was created by ROLDA to help seniors keep their pets healthy and prevent them from being forced to abandon the only friend they may have.