2.5 million strays in Romania

Why so many strays?

Abandon caused by moving house, or poor economy

Stray female dogs giving birth to unwanted puppies on the streets (even if these puppies have a low rate of survival)

Lack of education e.g. people let their pets unsupervised, to mate with street dogs

Lack of law enforcement

Corruption of local authorities across the country

What we do?

Sterilize the dogs rescued by ROLDA team from streets

Sterilize the dogs collected from the industrial sites

Sterilize the dogs brought to our shelter by various people instead of being simply abandoned on the streets

Sponsor with money and logistics the sterilization of  pets (dogs with human companion) from familieswith low income from rural areas.

Our results so far

15000 DOGS

Saved since project started

12000 DOGS

Sterilized so far


Total area served


Spay means less strays!

nw_adoptedogs1PETA research estimates that one female dog, left un-spayed and living on the streets with its offspring, could produce “62,000 descendants in just six years.”


How to prevent this exponential birth rate and humanely keep the strays’ overpopulation under control? By sterilizing the dogs with and without human companion and by identifying (and keeping a clear nation-wide record) of all dogs with human companion.


What is the sterilization/castration/spay and neuter? A routine surgical procedure that can prevent thousands and thousands unwanted puppies (or kittens) to be born.

TV Spot – Sterilization Campaign

This TV spot was created by our friend Alina to sustain our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of sterilizing dogs (and cats) in countries like Romania.

For Romanian language version, click here

In Romania are estimated 2 ,5 million stray dogs.

Romania is the country with the worst strays overpopulation problem from Europe and one of the worst from the entire World. Unfortunately, this is not a well known fact by the large public because Romania is not a tourist destination, like Spain or Greece are. The few visitors travelling in Romania are shocked by the high number of dogs living on the streets, in packs, many of them behaving “wild” like wolves. In far north, east and south of Romania the situation is dramatic, increased by the severe poverty and high rate of unemployment which generate more abandons of pets, the economic incapacity of people to sterilize and identify by microchipping their pets, even this became, starting 2015, mandatory by law.


That’s where ROLDA team steps in. Located in Galati, south -east of Romania, ROLDA helped over 7,000 animals since its beginning.


Working with Dr. Andrei, ROLDA sponsor the sterilization and microchipping campaigns especially in the rural area, where people’s lack of education and financial possibilities make the situation worse for both animals and community where they live.

In the Galati town and suburbs alone, the officials estimate a population of 15,000-18,000 strays.


Simply put it, ROLDA provides funds and services for social programs to help the community handle their pets responsibly. Will you be part of our solution?

Sterilization campaigns

Sterilization campaign

Sterilization campaign

Sterilization campaign

Sterilization campaign

Sterilization campaign

Sterilization campaign

Sterilization campaign