THE RELENTLESS FIGHT AGAINST DIROFILARIA
HOW CAN ROLDA PREVENT AND TREAT THIS FATAL DISEASE?
Our ROLDA sanctuaries are surrounded by forest, agricultural land, and the Danube and Siret rivers, making it a favorable habitat for mosquitoes to thrive. The area is also home to hundreds of wild animals and stray dogs—all potential carriers of Dirofilaria.
Safety is the top priority at ROLDA. Every spring, we take preventative measures to protect our dogs from heartworm disease, including the use of a Mosquito Magnet which we were able to purchase last year thanks to the generous contributions we received from our supporters.
However, because the ROLDA sanctuary covers a large area, one machine cannot provide protection to feel secure. So, this year we are raising funds to purchase another Mosquito Magnet, and if you would like to contribute, you can do so here.
HELP PROTECT OUR DOGS
Any amount matters! With your help we can ensure the safety of our dogs from Dirofilaria Immitis.
But even these machines cannot guarantee complete protection, especially against the vast mosquito populations in heavily wooded areas.
Ken survived for days with a metal can stuck on his mouth. He was terrified, breathing with difficulty, extremely dehydrated and extremely skinny when he was saved by our ROLDA team.
It was a miracle he survived the anesthesia needed to safely remove the metal can from his mouth.
After the surgery, Ken continued to breathing problems and our medical team couldn’t find the cause. Three days later, it was discovered that, sadly, Ken has Dirofilaria.
What is the connection between 41, 1 and 6?
A donation of €41 can protect 1 dog for a period of 6 months against this deadly disease.
The 6-month heartworm prevention treatment for all 650 dogs at our ROLDA sanctuary costs €26,415. That’s a lot of money.
But a donation of €41 can protect 1 dog for a period of 6 months against this deadly disease.