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Why Galati

Galati is the birthplace of Dana, the ROLDA Founder, the place where she chose to remain to make a difference.

Why Galati

#GiveHope to animals that have no one else

#GiveHope to animals that have no one else

#GiveHope to animals that have no one else

The geographical position of Galati is also important:

Together with nearby town, Braila, Galati forms the largest urban area after Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

Galati is the 5th largest town in Romania and also a major industrial city because it hosts the largest steel plant in Europe.

Galati is located in one of the poorest regions of Romania where many seniors or people from rural areas need help for their pets.

Galati is located 8km from the border with Ukraine, a big advantage in our campaign to support Ukranian animals.

Galati has a good, accessible infrastructure and logistics to make animal rescue work possible.

Located a maximum of 4 hours by car from Bucharest airport, it is accessible to international volunteers travelling to help.

Why does ROLDA have to help the abused animals in Galati region?

why galati

1 in 3 families live in poverty.

75% of pet owners don’t know about the mandatory vet checks.

80% of total pet owners can’t afford to cover regular veterinary costs.

Thousands of street animals need a better life.

Total number of shelters in Galati region:

3 large state-managed Public Shelters (PS) for homeless and abandoned dogs in the Galati – Braila area.

Around 10 privately managed shelters, some authorized, some not. ROLDA has 2 dog shelters and 1 cat shelter in the authorized category.

0 shelter and 0 options for abused and senior horses and donkeys, labor animals that can no longer serve their owners.

Once created, PawzUp Center will be the link between a community that needs to remember the benefits of animals in people’s life and animals that desperately need human compassion and support.

PawzUp Center will function as a hub for animals in need from nearby regions (Tulcea, Vaslui, Vrancea, Braila, etc) and also from countries like Ukraine, from where they need a way out to safety.

“It is not about what a dog feels with you around. That you probably already know. It is about how you feel in your dog’s presence: loved, appreciated, natural.”

Dana Costin Founder ROLDA

Ways to Earn Your Trust

Love come first

Our team rescue, provide sheltering, rehabilitate and rehome dogs all year round


Keeping our costs down means your gift make the biggest waves possible

Targeting root causes

Going after the strays overpopulation’ symptoms is temporary. Going after its causes is permanent.


Financial and annual reports are ready for you. Simply ask.

Your donation multiplies

Your gift + marketing + grants + donated goods + matching gifts= Bigger impact

International leadership

Think Global but Act Local to help animals in the poorest area of Romania.