What does ROLDA stand for?
How can I support ROLDA UK
What if donations received reaches above the goal’s limit?
What is ROLDA’s mission statement?
Who is on the ROLDA Board of Directors?
What is the current situation with homeless dogs in Romania?
The only positive change is a law approved in 2013, which declared it to be mandatory that dogs who have a human companion are: sterilised, microchipped and registration with the national database called RECS.
The number of street dogs in Romania is extreme high, estimated to 2.5 million. The poorest areas (north, south-east of the country) have the highest number of strays.
After ROLDA created the first modern private shelter in Romania, it was encouraging to see that others, mostly foreign citizens, also helped Romanian animals. They often followed us and built, in different communities across the country, a few quality facilities for rescued animals.
While the poverty, lack of education and corruption exist, it is difficult to control efficiently, humanely and responsibly the strays’ overpopulation at national level.
Why should I adopt from Romania when our country shelters are full?
Why doesn’t the local community offer financial help to the shelters in Romania?
How much is the adoption fee?
How do you assess someone before they adopt a dog?
Are street dogs dangerous/friendly with cats/other small pets?
Is my donation tax deductible?
How do I know my donation is used for its purpose?
I’m not able to donate right now, how else can I help?
What happens when my sponsored dog is adopted?
Is ROLDA a registered non profit organisation?
Why are there so many strays in Romania?
The first groups of strays appeared in Romania during the 80s, while we still had a communist regime (Ceausescu dictator). During the industrialisation in the cities, when people were forced to move from villages to small apartments, these people left behind their properties, houses with a small garden, guarded by at least one dog. Thousands of dogs were abandoned as a result. During the 80s, the dog population was poorly managed with brutal methods: gas chambers, electrocution, dogs boiled to be skinned for industrial purposes. Starting the 90s, after the communism ended, the increased number of strays was no priority for the politicians, except around the election campaigns. Please read more about ROLDA’s history here (>>>>>link to ABOUT US).