The plight of Ukrainian animals: the war continues. Help us continue to save animals!

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Together, we can transform the future of each rescued dog.

Because every animal deserves to be respected.

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!

Rescue in Ukraine continues

The war continues across the southeast of Ukraine, where we have contacts with mini shelters that are caring for hundreds of animals. The rescue missions continue, even if people also need to protect themselves from bullets and missiles. The veterinary care is difficult due to lack of medicines. Over 100 dogs were extracted from the war zone and transported to safety in our shelter in Romania, from which 50% already rehomed.

ROLDA Awareness Movement

We are proud to announce that thousands of coloring books were distributed for free in schools in (add locations). Our coloring book is created by ROLDA team from zero, following experts advices and designed by a talented Romanian student. The coloring book is backed up online by “ABC for kids” a web section in Romanian, where we offer guidance to kids on how to look after their furry buddies responsibly and to offer them (under adult supervision) the correct assistance and care.

Did you know that…

7 out of 10 new born pups don’t survive in Romania

Help the ROLDA Rescue Team to save puppies like Rinka

Little Rinka had terrible diarrhoea, which is so detrimental to a dog’s health. She was starving and dehydrated, and she eventually died an agonising death. We want to help as many vulnerable animals in need as we possibly can. Help us to protect pups like Rinka. Just $21 will help us to save 7 pups, just like Rinka. Together, we can make a difference to the lives of Romania’s dogs.

No dog deserves to suffer like they do in Romania

Campaign 2022: #UnchainDogs

ROLDA helps free dogs from their chains whenever possible. Injured dogs are easier to free because their owners don’t want to waste money on their treatment. Without our intervention, these poor dogs would continue to live imprisoned and in pain.

Reasons to continue to support ROLDA

ROLDA sterilize cats & dogs

In the first half of 2022, we funded 510 sterilizations in Galati, Caracal, Tulcea for both cats and dogs as well as in Korosten (Ukraine) only cats. We aim to triple this number to complete the goal of 1500 sterilized animals before this year will end.

ROLDA transforms the future of stray dogs

Even though Doina was someone’s pet, she was never given a name. It was us who named her Doina when her family brought her to us after their other dog (who is more than twice her size) bit off her left eye.

ROLDA cares about pets and their owners

People from rural areas often live in terrible conditions, and so it is hard to demand that these people put their pets at the top of their priority list. At ROLDA, we believe good pet owners should be supported and this is why we pay emergency vet bills and sterilizations, as well as offer food.

#ROLDAdogs give unconditional love, no matter what

ROLDA Dog of the Month!

Regina is a friendly female dog that arrived in our care from Tulcea. Her former owner had taken too many dogs, they were all chained, their health condition was neglected and their doghouses were barely offering the protection needed. Read more about Regina

What do ROLDA dogs 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

With your help…

We’ve funded 468 social projects, including food aid, medical emergencies and sterilisation, helping a total of 3436 pets from poor communities.

But there’s still more to be done.

We still need your support. Here’s how you can get involved…

Donate once or monthly to help a stray dog

Make a gift in your will to change a dog’s future

Become an Ambassador – The easiest, free way to help animals in need

Give differently

Special care is needed for our 300 senior dogs

We have over 300 senior dogs in our shelters.
It takes dedicated people to understand their particular needs.
Meet Sierra and Fade. They need you!

How can YOU make happy senior dogs like Sierra and Fade?

Sponsor or adopt a senior dog from a distance

Buy a virtual gift that improves the lives of ROLDA dogs

Join the Teaming group for only 1 E/month

Become a ROLDA Ambassador and you help #ROLDAdogs for free

Take action and start creating a chain reaction!

Complete the form to receive a promotion pack by post.

Do Ambassadors make a difference?
Yes! Absolutely!

When you spend just 3 minutes reaching out to people, even if it’s just one person, you are starting a chain reaction of new ROLDA supporters that can save hundreds, or even thousands, of dogs.


ROLDA is an international animal welfare organization operating in Romania to solve humanely, efficiently, and responsibly the stray dog population in Romania, which is estimated to be 2.5 million. ROLDA has a strict no-kill policy. Our key focuses are rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, spay/neuter, social programs, and education.


Animals abandonment
Uncontrolled animals reproduction
Animals cruelty
Animals euthanasia
Wild animals in captivity
Live animals smuggling


Run 2 shelters that comply with EU regulation
Provide free spay/neuter campaign in 3 counties across Romania
Rehome dogs in countries where we have reliable partners
Campaign against illegal (public) shelters
Educate community members to be responsible pet owners
Campaign against animal abuse


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