ROLDA RESTORES LIFE TO STRAYS

BAR'S STORY SHOWS HOW

“ROLDA has a very strict no-kill policy and a responsible evaluation procedure that examines each rescue dog individually, thoroughly, and humanely to formulate the best rehabilitation program vital to their recovery. At one point, Bar’s leg and overall health were so poor that we thought he could not be saved. But we regained our hope quickly…we regained our belief inBar’s chances…and we will remain by his side through his entire healing process.”

Dana Costin, ROLDA Founder

FROM WANTING TO DIE TO WILLING TO LIVE:

A STRAY’S STORY OF REVIVAL.

img_0653-bar2BAR was discovered behind a bush whimpering softly and breathing erratically, as if he no longer had the strength or the will to communicate his agony to the world…as if he literally chose this spot to spend his dying days…alone, as if not to disturb the world around him.

Perhaps it was a relief for Bar to be leaving this world. A world that welcomed him, like every stray, with cruelty, loneliness, and injustice. A world that forced him to starve…to endure sickness…to suffer unjustified ignorance and torture…basically, a world that treated him unfairly
without any reason whatsoever.

 

Yes, for Bar it was a great relief to be departing such a world.

He could no longer walk to find garbage to eat on the streets. He could no longer crawl to look for a drinking water source. He could no longer even search for a reason to keep trying. So, lay behind a bush…waiting for the pain to end.

 

But then we found him…and introduced an entire different world full of kindness, compassion, and love. We gave him a reason to fight. And he did.

The wound on his leg seemed to be about a week old. Bar’s deteriorating immune system prevented him to have immediate amputation surgery. For two weeks he refused to eat anything. The vet treated him with painkillers, antibiotics, and intravenous food to prepare him for surgery.

 

Shortly after he began his treatment, Bar’s appetite reappeared. Not only his appetite for food,but his appetite for life. Today, Bar is eating normally and in a few days, will be fit to undergo the amputation surgery. This is the first and the most important step in his recovery.

And we will be there with him. Always.

As you read these lines, please be as generous as you can for thousands of homeless dogs who are suffering.

Please check our Before/After page to see more special cases of dogs who have been rescued from death and are now safe and happy because you care and believe in our work.

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SPONSOR A PET WITH A LOW-INCOME FAMILY (75 EUR)

Why sponsor a pet with a low-income family in Romania? Galati is one of the poorest regions in Romania. The average monthly income is 200 EUR a month. That extremely insuffi...

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SPONSOR A FLIGHT FREEDOM TICKET (100 EUR)

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Why sponsor to have a ROLDA dog vaccinated? In Galati, Romania, there are an estimated 20,000 stray dogs roaming the streets. Sadly, ROLDA can only house 650 dogs in its shelters at ...

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SPONSOR A TREES PACK (9 EUR)

Why sponsor a ROLDA tree? After the rough winter we had here in Galati in 2014, we decided to plant a natural barrier around our shelters using trees (specifically Paulownia trees) t...

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SPONSOR A DOG (200 EUR)

Why sponsor a ROLDA dog? By sponsoring a beautiful rescue dog from our shelters in Galati, Romania, you are showing support to homeless and abandoned animals in desperate need of hel...

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SPONSOR FOR RUNNING SPACES (300 EUR)

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SPONSOR OUR WILD HABITAT (30 EUR)

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SPONSOR THEM ALL (25 EUR)

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SPONSOR A BOWL OF FOOD (10 EUR)

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