The life lesson we can learn from her can change the way we give.

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My name is Laika, and I am a Romanian girl. I am prettier and younger than I look. But too many litters of little ones has aged me. Last year, there were four puppies, and now there are 6 more but only 2 still alive.

I love my children, but I cannot provide for them. There are no human homes for them here, and my own family was too poor to have me sterilized. There is a desperate need to spay and neuter me and the millions of other homeless dogs. To stop the cycle of unwanted puppies, more pregnancies, more abandoned dogs dumped on the streets to die.

But vets, surgeries, and medicines cost money.

My puppies and I are a few of the very lucky dogs to make it off these mean streets alive. ROLDA is providing us with shelter, food, and water. I know we are safe here, and that the kind people here work so hard. Each one of them, like each person out there, can make a difference.

I am just one dog in need of care. But I matter.

You may think you are only one person. How could you possibly make a difference with seemingly insurmountable problems?

But you can. And you do.

Michele from Switzerland donated 75 EUR to help us sterilize Blonda and provide medical care for her three babies. You might think it’s just a dog and only a donation, but for Blonda and her babies this meant that Michele saved their lives and stopped the cycle of babies born.

Donating to help have me sterilized means I will not produce any more unwanted puppies to suffer on the streets. For only 20 EUR you are helping to stop the cycle of overpopulation. It is a small step. But every journey begins by putting one foot forward.

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Your generosity gives us dogs hope, and a chance at a better life. Every Euro, and every dollar helps.

I used wonder if anyone cared, if there was any hope at all. Now that I am at ROLDA, I know me and my family are safe. I know that things can change, and things do change. Make that change, change for the better.

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