What ROLDA, Inc stands for?

ROLDA stands for the Romanian League in Defense of Animals.

Is ROLDA, Inc an animal shelter?

ROLDA, Inc doesn't run shelters in Australia. We support two animal sanctuaries in Romania. However, based on the expertise accumulated in years in Romania, our team recently launched online support to help Australians who have dogs with behavior problems.
Please check ROLDA Youtube channel for dogs behavior advices.
If you and your dog need our help, please join ROLDA Group on Facebook

Does ROLDA, Inc work with any other international animal protection organizations?

ROLDA, Inc is an independent not-for-profit organization and not aligned financially or structurally with any other international organizations. ROLDA Inc closely works with the other ROLDA branches located in the US, UK and several other European countries, including of course Romania.
Swiss Animal Protection is a constant grantmaker of ROLDA Romania's branch.

What should I do if I find a lost or injured animal?

If you find an injured wild animal, please call your local wildlife rescue organisation or vet. Some organisations will only operate phones during certain hours so, if the animal needs immediate help please take them to a vet or try contacting another group. Most vets will help wildlife at no cost.

How can I fundraise for ROLDA, Inc?

ROLDA Inc relies on the generous financial gifts of our supporters to continue our important campaign work. Organizing your own fundraiser is one way you can help to provide us with this crucial support, and at the same time create greater awareness about ROLDA's work.
Fundraising for animals online is a fuss-free method of promoting ROLDA and takes the hassle out of donation collection. Check out here how you can create a Facebook fundraising event.
In case you don't use Facebook, you can join ROLDA on MyCause or GiveNow (Australian fundraising platforms) and pledge your birthday or create a crowdraising/fundraising event. If you have other ideas in mind, please contact us at info@rolda.org.au with as many details as possible. Please allow sufficient time for us to assess and approve your proposal.

Does ROLDA receive funds from any political or religious entity or send any funds to political or religious entities?

No. ROLDA Inc is an a-political organization. We have no party affiliations and do not donate or contribute funds to any party, nor do we receive funds from any. ROLDA Inc is funded by public generosity. We operate on the goodwill of compassionate individuals who financially support our work through membership fees and donations.

When ROLDA Romania was set up and why?

In Romania, ROLDA was legally incorporated as a Foundation in February 2006 after ROLDA’s founder, Dana Costin, was ‘adopted’ by a street dog living rough in her town, Galati, in the south of Romania. Nursing him back to health and giving him a loving home, changed Dana’s life. She decided instantly to start a charity dedicated to help the dogs scavenging on Galati’s streets and wasteland. Since then, Dana has dedicated her entire life and all her resources to rescue and rehabilitate as many abandoned and uncared for animals as is realistically possible. Luckily, soon enough, volunteers from around the World joined her and made this dream possible.

How do I know the donation will be used for its purpose?

Our charity asks funds for specific goals like winter food supplies, repairs, veterinary costs to treat a specific dog, aid supplies for poor community’ s pets. When you donate for a specific goal, your donation is marked accordingly. When you choose to make a donation for general purpose, you give us the freedom to put your donation where it’s most needed. The existent ROLDA donors know that they are often asked where their money wish to be used for the highest possible impact.

I don’t have money. How else can I help?

There is a variety of ways to help our charity. If you can’t support us financially, you can still be an important member of our rescue team. You can become an active volunteer for any of ROLDA branches spread on 3 continents. Or you can come to Romania to volunteer in our shelters. Or you can be a virtual volunteer and help from behind of your computer, sharing our articles on social networks or on your blog. You can also help our dogs while you shop https://www.shopnate.com.au/cause/rolda
If you wish to plan ROLDA future together with us, please visit: https://legacy.rolda.org/australia/

Is ROLDA, Inc a registered charity?

ROLDA, Inc is a charity recognized by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission, ABN 38 420 396 060 and by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), ARBN 624 622 859.

What is ROLDA, Inc doing to help animals overseas?

ROLDA, Inc is supporting financially two private sanctuaries in Romania, in which approx. 900 animals transit every year. We also campaign against the illegal transport of live animals. across the Globe.
ROLDA runs social campaigns to help impoverished citizens to look after their pets responsibly, to sterilize and microchip their dogs for free, we also offer free horseshoes and medical assistance to donkeys and horses used as working animals in the villages of Galati region, in the south east of Romania.

Can I adopt a dog from ROLDA, Inc?

Congratulations on choosing to adopt a companion animal! Around 250,000 healthy cats and dogs are euthanized in Australian shelters each year. By making the pledge "to adopt, not buy" you can give someone a second chance at life.
ROLDA Inc does not facilitate adoptions. However, you might want to contact one of the shelters or rescue groups listed on Pet Rescue https://www.petrescue.com.au/ and Rescue Network https://www.rescuenetwork.com.au/ websites where you can find lists of animals available for adoption around Australia.

How can I raise awareness in my community about ROLDA, Inc?

Thank you for wanting to help make our voice for animals the strongest it can be! There are many ways you can help us speak up for animals.
a)Pledge a monthly gift
ROLDA Inc 's high impact campaigns are underpinned by the donations from caring supporters like you. By pledging a monthly gift to ROLDA Inc , you will be helping to ensure we can continue to expose animal cruelty and work towards a kinder world for all animals.
You can make a monthly gift directly on ROLDA website: https://rolda.org.au/donate/ or click here to make a regular gift on MyCause
You can also find us on MyGivingCircle
If you want to sponsor one (or more)dogs from ROLDA shelters in Romania,click here to become a "Global parent for a Romanian stray" today.
By becoming a volunteer you will enable ROLDA Inc to extend the impact of our campaigns, online and offline. Join an active team of like-minded people, working to create real change for animals. From letter writing to public outreach, to strategic campaign initiatives, there is something that everyone can do to make a difference. Contact us at info@rolda.org.au for more details.
c)Spread the word
Too often, cruel practices inflicted on animals around the World are allowed to continue simply because people aren't aware of what's happening. But with your help, we can change that! Become a ROLDA Ambassador! Spread the word about ROLDA Inc campaigns to shine a light on animal cruelty and inspire others to make a difference for animals too. Share our campaigns on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, subscribe to our Youtube channel, tell your friends about us, or even order leaflets to distribute in your community.

How do I update my contact details?

To update your contact details, please email us at info@rolda.org.au or call us at 0473 001 274.

How can I support ROLDA, Inc with my business?

You can support our rescue mission with your own business by starting an online fundraising page for ROLDA.  Check out here how you can create a Facebook fundraising event.
In case you don't use Facebook, you can join ROLDA on MyCause or GiveNow (Australian fundraising platforms) and pledge your birthday or create a crowdraising/fundraising event. Design your event, promote it on your social media sites and tell your customers about it. This is a fun and easy way to let your customers know you care about animals while also raising much needed funds to support ROLDA.

If you have other ideas in mind or any questions, please contact us at info@rolda.org.au or call us at 0473 001 274.


Is ROLDA an international organization?

Yes. ROLDA became an incorporated charity in Romania in 2006. Same year, Romanian League in Defense of Animals, Inc. became a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization. Years that followed, volunteers from around the world who believe in our values, mission and share our dreams, set up the following branches:

Legal name: Fundatia ROLDA
Status: non profit organisation
Country: Romania
Reg. no. 18416340

Legal name: Romanian League in Defense of Animals
Status: 501-c-3, tax exempt
Country: USA
EIN: 32-0176929

Legal name: Gatehunder fra Romania Oslo og Omegn
Status: Brønnøysundregistrene
Country: Norway
Reg. no. 998398495

Legal name: Association ROLDA Sverige
Status: registered charity
Country: Sweden
Reg. no. 802490-7050

Legal name: ROLDA, Inc
Status: not-for-profit charity/ACNC
Country: Australia
ABN: 38420396060

Legal name: Association ROLDA Suisse
Country: Switzerland

Legal name: Save Romanian Strays – ROLDA Germany e.V.
Status: registered organization, tax exempt
Country: Germany
Reg. no. VR 3910 HL

Legal name: ROLDA UK
Status: CIO
Countries: England and Wales
Reg. no. 1162690

How can I support ROLDA?

Like all other charities, ROLDA survives because of its generous supporters. You can make one-time donation for a specific project, goal or for general purposes.
Or you can choose to make a monthly gift here or via MyCause . You can donate BitCoins here.
You can sponsor one of our dogs. You can help us plan ROLDA future carefully and join our Legacy Society: https://legacy.rolda.org/australia/

Or you can shop on ShopNate  that donates a percentage to ROLDA. Or you can volunteer your skills to our charity. Or you can visit us and meet all our dogs.
You can also find us on GiveNow  and MyGivingCircle

Promote our charity for free - Become a ROLDA Ambassador!

What if donations received are above the goal’ limit?

Each project has an estimated goal. In case the goal is reached, the supporters are announced and any further donation is redirected, with donor’s permission, for a similar goal or for “general purpose”.