Our results so far

15000 DOGS

Saved since project started

650 DOGS

Represent the full capacity of the shelter

85%

From all dogs catch are adoptable

CASE STUDY : VICTORY

They are born in the worst place to be a dog.

Romania has by far the worst stray overpopulation issue when compared to all the Eastern and South Eastern countries in Europe. Tragically, the situation receives far less attention and media coverage when compared to countries like Greece, Turkey, and Spain. Primarily because Romania is not a major tourist destination. There are no outsiders to see the pain endured by our abandoned and abused animals. They sadly remain out of sight, out of mind, and of little interest to the international media.

 

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SPONSOR A PET WITH A LOW-INCOME FAMILY (75 EUR)

Why sponsor a pet with a low-income family in Romania? Galati is one of the poorest regions in Romania. The average monthly income is 200 EUR a month. That extremely insuffi...

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SPONSOR A FLIGHT FREEDOM TICKET (100 EUR)

What is a Flight to Freedom ticket? Many ROLDA dogs get adopted in countries outside of Romania, especially in other parts of Europe. Usually, to transport dogs to countries like Swit...

SPONSOR FOR A VACCINE (5 EUR)

Why sponsor to have a ROLDA dog vaccinated? In Galati, Romania, there are an estimated 20,000 stray dogs roaming the streets. Sadly, ROLDA can only house 650 dogs in its shelters at ...

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SPONSOR A TREES PACK (9 EUR)

Why sponsor a ROLDA tree? After the rough winter we had here in Galati in 2014, we decided to plant a natural barrier around our shelters using trees (specifically Paulownia trees) t...

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SPONSOR A DOG (200 EUR)

Why sponsor a ROLDA dog? By sponsoring a beautiful rescue dog from our shelters in Galati, Romania, you are showing support to homeless and abandoned animals in desperate need of hel...

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SPONSOR FOR RUNNING SPACES (300 EUR)

Why sponsor for running spaces at ROLDA? The majority of the dogs we rescue have experienced many traumatic moments that, sadly, have severely affected their mental health. With reha...

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SPONSOR FOR A PLACE OF RECOVERY (250 EUR)

Why sponsor a place where a ROLDA can recover from an injury or surgery? In Galati, Romania, there are an estimated 20,000 stray dogs roaming the streets. Sadly, ROLDA can only house...

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SPONSOR OUR WILD HABITAT (30 EUR)

What is ROLDA's Wild Habitat? ROLDA's wild habitat is a natural enclosed environmental structure that will give dogs free space to do run and do all kinds of activities. W...

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SPONSOR THEM ALL (25 EUR)

Why Sponsor Them All? How can you sponsor all 650 ROLDA dogs with 25 euros? Well, one person can't, but if we all gave 25 e...

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SPONSOR A WINTER GIFT (15 EUR)

Why sponsor a winter gift for a ROLDA dog? A furry coat for a furry friend? It sounds funny, right? But believe it or not, some dogs do need extra protection from the cold during win...

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SPONSOR A BOWL OF FOOD (10 EUR)

Why sponsor a bowl of food for a stray dog in Romania? In Galati, Romania, there are an estimated 20,000 stray dogs roaming the streets. Sadly, ROLDA can only house 650 dogs in its s...

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SPONSOR A VISIT TO THE VET (50 EUR)

Why sponsor for a ROLDA dog to visit a vet? While living on the streets, stray dogs are exposed to many harmful elements including malnutrition, diseases, injuries, and disabilities....

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Milestones

  1. Empty land 15000 square meters donated by an anonymous British supporter

    June 1st, 2007

  2. First building work finally begun: The first step to save from death thousands of strays.

    July 1st, 2007

  3. This metallic container still exists on the sanctuary' premises 10 years after project begun.

    July 10th, 2007

  4. Road access completed

    August 1st, 2007

  5. Concrete floor and metallic structure for the first paddock

    September 1st, 2007

  6. By the end of 2008, 8 paddocks were functional while 30% of another 2 paddocks done.

    December 1st, 2008

  7. Two additional paddocks added as a result of the increasing demand for more dogs to be rescued.

    2010

  8. Rex Memorial Clinic was started. When completely functional, it was designed to be the first social veterinary clinic ever built in south-east of Romania to serve homeless animals and pets from poor families.

    2011

  9. Electrica, the Romanian national electric company, demanded ROLDA to relocate 4 paddocks to approve the sanctuary’s connection to electric network.

    2012

  10. Thanks to our US and Norwegian supporters, a new plot (1 ha) of land was purchased to expand the large sanctuary’s capacity.

    2013

  11. Fencing of the new plot of land was completed.

    2014

  12. Connecting the shelter to the electric network: a very bureaucratic, but important step forward. The REX Memorial Clinic was also connected to electricity and water.

    June 1st, 2014

  13. One paddock was renovated. New plot of 2ha. has been purchased thanks to our international supporters. On this land, our sanctuary will be expanded with facilities to rescue donkeys and horses.

    2015

  14. The Real Life Room for dogs (the first of its kind from Romania!) was built.

    April 1st, 2015

  15. Thanks to Swiss supporters, hundreds of acacia trees were planted to form a natural wind barrier, to protect the sanctuary against snow storm.

    September 1st, 2015