Feb 10, 2021

We made it through 2020

What we have achieved in 2020
I am happy and grateful to present to you the numbers that ROLDA has achieved during this tough year, because communication and compassion are the greatest things I can share with ROLDA supporters, besides my love for animals:
We sterilized 321 (162 new rescued dogs and 159 pets from poor local community) 
We provided emergency medical aid for 61 (animals in need)
We offered donated food for 187 (pets from poor local community)
We provided sheltering every day for 650-700 dogs, a few cats and Ben, our resident donkey! 
We fed 1108 (strays and dogs from our shelters) 
International adoptions 100 dogs
We microchipped 270 (162 new rescued dogs and 108 dogs from poor local community)
That's pretty good for a year full of challenges due to lockdowns and restrictions! 
I am even happier to tell you that 2021 will be an extremely precious year for ROLDA - The year we celebrate our 15 years anniversary!
Together, we can accomplish more during 2021!
When ROLDA started, I never imagined how we would be 15 years later, or how fast the years would pass. Together with my team, we were always busy with what happens today, with rescuing and other struggles. 
For big charities, 15 years is a fraction of their long existence, which in some cases dates back 100 years. Considering I have been involved with ROLDA since the beginning and over half my life, for me, these 15 years represents everything: the inception, the hard everyday struggles and the dreams to make ROLDA more amazing. 
The ROLDA mission is to rescue, shelter, rehabilitate and rehome the abused, neglected homeless animals in Romania. But as I have been involved since the beginning, I know what’s behind these words: tears, restless nights, worries, disappointments and sacrifices. And yet, I get goosebumps whenever I think of tiny details like a pair of eyes saying goodbye to me for the last time, my fingers letting go of a grateful paw going to a forever home (who I know I will not see again), the transformation of a dog from a traumatized stray into a great companion. I have lived countless moments like these, too many to count. And every time, it’s different and special.
I feel blessed to enjoy doing my work, which is also a bit of an obsession. ROLDA has shaped me into the person I am today, I have a reason to believe, to fight and hope. And I wonder if, in fact, the whole mission can’t be said more simply: ROLDA gives hope – because hope is what gives our lives a purpose.
Happy 15 Years Anniversary, ROLDA!‍
Oct 19, 2020

Annual Report for 2019 activity

Dear ROLDA supporter,
We experienced some delays in finishing the Annual Report which normally would have been sent to our supporters in May.
Big apologize for the delays! Thanks to our colleague, Alina, we were able to finish the report in record time. Please read the online version of the ROLDA Annual Report for 2019 activity, which has a simple structure: it contains what we do, the ongoing projects for which we always need funding, the capital costs for which we hope for larger sponsors, as well as ROLDA international branches - activity explained, contact details and transparency: funds raised and transferred to Romania, number of dogs rehomed. The Annual Report also contains a very detailed list of expenses done for Romanian projects. These expenses were made from money sent by ROLDA international branches as well as money raised in Romania.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the Annual Report.
I am here to assist you to understand why and how we help animals in Romania.  I hope to be able to respond to all your questions.
Even if ROLDA efforts focus on animal rescue, our donors represent a top priority. This is why together with my team, we try to find ways to reach you and explain better our work. Transparency is our way to show respect for your care and to reassure you how important you are for us. 
Thank you for your support and kind care, and please stay safe!
Dana

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Oct 18, 2020

Annual Report for 2019 activity

The COVID messed up our lives, our budget but as long as we remain healthy and have the dear ones aside, we are strong and can move on.  We experienced some delays in finishing the Annual Report which normally would have been sent to our supporters in May.
Big apologize for the delays! Thanks to our colleague, Alina, we were able to finish the report in record time. Please read the online version of the ROLDA Annual Report for 2019 activity which has a simple structure: it contains what we do, the ongoing projects for which we always need funding, the capital costs for which we hope for larger sponsors, as well as ROLDA international branches - activity explained, contact details and transparency: funds raised and transferred to Romania, number of dogs rehomed. The Annual Report also contains a very detailed list of expenses done for Romanian projects. These expenses were made from money sent by ROLDA international branches as well as money raised in Romania.
Even if ROLDA efforts focus on animal rescue, our donors represent a top priority. This is why together with my team, we try to find ways to reach you and explain better our work. Transparency is our way to show respect for your care and to reassure you how important you are for us. 
Thank you for your support and kind care, and please stay safe!
Dana

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