04 Jul

Visit from Embassy of Holland


On 30 June, H.E. Matthijs van Bonzel and the Economic and Commercial Counselor of The Netherlands Embassy, Mr. Huub Drabbe visited our shelters and the clinic building.

For ROLDA it was the first experience at such high, official level but the Embassy’ representatives made the emotions go away.


ROLDA is grateful that the Dutch Embassy people were interested to learn about our work.

At the small shelter, Mr. Cat was the real star among all the others rescue dogs while at the large shelter, H.E. the ambassador met the dogs and was extremely pleased to see the mini-exposition with the children’s creations and especially Rebeca’s genial education message.

Mr. van Bonzel promised to return with his family and we hope that this will happen soon, when the new phase of investments will be completed.

Related to the street dogs problem, Mr. van Bonzel is still gathering info, learning from experts but he thinks that Romania community should have a stronger voice.


H.E. Mr. van Bonzel believes that the young generation is the hope for this country to solve its (many) problems.