No animals should die in a war!

#UkraineAnimals continue to need our help!

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Together, we can transform the future
of each dog or cat in need

Because every animal deserves to be respected.

Help the ROLDA Rescue Team to transform life for injured dogs like Babette

We don’t know whether Babette ran away, was abandoned, or simply lost by her owner. When we found her wandering the streets, we felt that she was struggling as she could not see and had a lot of missing teeth; therefore, getting around and eating would have been incredibly challenging even in normal housing conditions, let alone for a homeless animal from the streets. Since Babette had no microchip, we cannot identify her owner, so she will remain in the care of ROLDA until someone shows interest in adopting her.


Help the ROLDA Rescue Team to save cats like Martyn

When we found this sweet tomcat, he had terrible wounds on his face. Part of his cheek was completely missing, and the eye was infected. We have no way of knowing what happened to Martyn, whether he was bitten by a dog, hit by a car, or kicked by a person. What we know is that his chance of survival, not to mention the end of his agony, is ROLDA. We’ve put him in a clinic where he received medical attention and where he will be for the next couple of months until he is fully recovered..


Buy a gift that save lives

Help a #lifechanger continue to transform homeless people lives

Throughout 2024, help ROLDA UK volunteers to distribute emergency packs to homeless people for their pets.
Where your gift will have an impact?
The UK

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The most popular one is “Healthy and fit” which helps us to protect dogs against parasites, but there are plenty of others to choose from.
Where your gift will have an impact?
Romania and Ukraine

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#givehope to homeless animals that have nobody else

What we do for the cats

  • Pay veterinary costs for injured cats in different parts of Romania
  • Send funds for cats rescue in Ukraine
  • Cattery for seniors and disabled cats
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Saved by a military who brought her at the clinic more dead than alive, Zhmenka proof to be a warrior hidden in a tiny body. Your gifts enable ROLDA to reach injured, abandoned cats and no matter how difficult the situation is, to fight to transform their future.

What we do for the dogs

  • Send funds for dogs rescue in Ukraine
  • Rescue and shelter in Galati, Romania
  • Rehome in Sweden, Switzerland and the UK
  • Improve shelter conditions in Romania
  • Help rebuild 5 shelters destroyed by war in Ukraine
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When Inessa found Lena near the train station, she thought the train had hit the dog whose front legs were injured. Once in the care of ROLDA, little Lena had surgery, recovery treatment, and received foster care from one of the volunteers. Unfortunately, Lena can no longer use her front legs, but a family in Germany offered to adopt her and give her the love of a family.

#givehope to animals and people who care about them

Social campaigns

Help other charities in Romania keep their gates open for animals in need

Starting with 2022, ROLDA decided to expand our aid for animals to other small charities from Romania in danger of closing down because of financial problems caused by the COVID period, followed by the war implications, the energetic and economic crisis.
With your help, ROLDA will continue to support charities from Tulcea, Caracal, Focsani, Rm Sarat, Slobozia, Solca and Desa.

Social campaign for seniors with pets

Many seniors in Romania live on the edge of collapse, depressed, in poverty, often being forced to choose between buying medicines or paying utility bills. Having a pet, for many, is the best thing that has happened to them. ROLDA’s FriendsForever campaign will continue in 2024 thanks to your generosity and care.

Sterilization for dogs and cats from empoverished communities continues

During 2023, ROLDA covered for sterilization campaigns in Galati county, the villages of Fantanele and Scanteiesti, as well as Tulcea county, Slava Cercheza village in collaboration with volunteers from the Great Catsby. Ukrainian partners sent update photos of sterilizations done throughout the year. ROLDA will continue to pay for sterilizations in both countries.

We dream big: Pawzup, a center for animals and people

Help us build PawzUp

PawzUp Center is a state-of-art center for dogs, cats, horses, donkeys… and humans!

It’s not too late!

Secure your special place in our new dog shelter building! Options start at just 100 USD!

Help the ROLDA Rescue Team
to save more animals in need

Puppies saved in Kharkiv

Help a puppy get nutritional food, treatment for diarrhea and vaccines to protect them against mass spreading deadly diseases.
$21 is enough to help 7 pups.

Injured and abandoned cat

Richie was found in the Korosten area with a severe wound on his back; after weeks in hospital, he fully recovered.
$50 is enough to pay a visit to the vet.

Senior dog welcomed

Bill is a senior dog brought to the shelter by his owner in tears. His wife passed and he had undergone heart surgery, he couldn’t keep Bill any longer. We welcomed Bill in our shelter and soon, he was rehomed in Switzerland.
$5 is enough to pay for an annual vaccine for a dog.


No dog deserves to suffer like they do in Romania

ROLDA helps to free dogs from chains whenever possible. Injured dogs are easier to free because owners often do not care enough to pay for treatment. Without our intervention, these poor dogs would continue to live imprisoned and in pain.
ROLDA opposes animal abandonment, cruelty and euthanasia.

Uncontrolled animal reproduction

Wild animals in captivity

Live animal smuggling

Help needed for these campaigns

Doghouses for poor pets

We paused the delivery of doghouses to allow us to focus on helping Ukrainian animals affected by the war. In 2024, we hope to deliver a minimum of 50 dog houses to pets living exposed to extreme weather conditions.

Coloring book is a huge success

We are proud to announce that thousands of coloring books have already been distributed for free in schools in different parts of Romania during 2022 and 2023 and we will not stop here. We hope to print the translated version of the coloring book and distribute it abroad.

We are ROLDA

And we work 24/7 to rescue your new best friend.
On the grounds of an old and deserted factory plot in Galati, Romania, a wounded stray dog struggles to survive. The dog can only watch and whimper as these larvae move around inside his rotting gash. We saved and give him a name (Rambo), a shelter, treated his wounds, and helped him trust people again. After some months, he was adopted in Sweden.
Read Rambo’s story!

We save animals in need

ROLDA is an international animal welfare organization operating in Romania to help primarily the homeless cat and dog population, estimated to some millions. ROLDA has a strict no-kill policy. Our key focuses are rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, spay/neuter, social programs and education.

Our activities

Run 2 dog shelters and 1 cat shelter which comply with EU regulation
Pay for spay/neuter campaigns for cats and dogs from poor communities
Social programs for poor pets
Rehome dogs in countries where we have our own branches
Educate community members to be responsible pet owners
Campaign against animal abuse

#ROLDAdogs give unconditional love, no matter what

ROLDA Dog of the Month

Lasie’s owners asked for ROLDA’s help because they didn’t have money to treat her. She had ‘’cherry eyes’’ and she was operated in the vet clinic and the problem was solved. But after the surgery they didn’t want to take her back so she was taken to our shelter. Read more

What do #ROLDAdogs mean to people?

Unconditional love.

Testimonial from an adopter

I would like to thank you and your staff for blessing us with such a wonderful dog, Cookie is adorable. We got him in September and as the days passed settling in, delightful characteristics unfolded. His excited pant on greeting you, his nose erect then breaking out into a funny bellowing howl. Wriggling on his back contentedly alleviating his itch and his big paws shaking about, he resembled Baloo the hilarious gentle bear in the cartoon Jungle Book! Our Baloo had landed and certainly won a big place in our hearts! A BIG THANK YOU!

Avril from UK
December 2021

Testimonial from Tulcea

A few months ago, we were desperately reaching out for support to animal aid organisations around the world, as we are focusing on animal rescue in Romania. Very few have replied, and the only one that actually offered support were our neighbours based in Galati, ROLDA. We are also very appreciative of the fact they decided to support fellow rescuers in Romania, and thus, animals outside their immediate reach, as this kind of cooperation is unfortunately not so common although so necessary.

Madalina from Tulcea, RO
January 2022

Testimonial from Ukraine

The food you have sent is excellent! Also many thanks for the veterinary medicines! And the human food was very very helpful. We have many puppies now, and soldiers keep bring injured animals. Also, animals from fields with many ticks. The lines to wait to get human food are very long, people have to start waiting from night time and all day. There are very few helpers left in the shelter (12 people) so we cannot stand in the lines for a whole day. We have many debts in the vet clinic for the injured animals.

Irina from Zaporizhe, Ukraine
May 2022

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