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Thousands and thousands abandoned dogs: abused, beaten,
poisoned, giving birth to unwanted puppies, silently suffering on the streets
We all know the solution to end this problem: setting up
national wide sterilization program, sustained from the public governmental
funds, in collaboration with experienced vets from each region of Romania.
Only one charity is not wealthy enough to afford sterilizing
all the animals from a region of Romania. Due to lack of people
education, some hide their dogs from being sterilized while others abandon the
puppies on empty fields, throw them in trash bins or over the shelter' fencing,
etc A constant number of un-sterilized animals give birth to puppies that grow
to the age when they can produce themselves a new generation of street dogs.
We all heard of the massive corruption in Romania. The
lack of authorities' humane reaction regarding the strays' overpopulation in
the last 25 years is not accidental. The financial benefits could be one of
this lacks of reaction, which continued even when international personalities
like Brigitte Bardot wanted to put own money into solving the problem humanely,
decently – by sterilizing all the strays of Bucharest e.g. Being exposed to the public,
international opinion the dogs slaughtering decreased.
ROLDA works with two local veterinaries to sterilize and
treat our rescued dogs. Considering that Galati' strays problem requires
massive funding and the sincere cooperation from the authorities' side, plus
enormous logistic efforts – to organize a successful sterilization campaign
that will show results, we aim to provide free sterilizations for the dogs
caught at the outskirt of the town, in the industrial sites, in Smardan village
(where ROLDA signed a protocol with the Mayor that protect the sterilized and ear
tag dogs from being catch and killed)
Considering that both ROLDA shelters are in the vicinity of
Smardan (the large shelter) and inside the village of Smardan (the Adoption
Center), we also think we "owe" to the local people to help them sterilize
their own pets and dogs roaming around because they show understanding when
dogs disturbed often barking during their relaxation time or during nights.
After hoping for years that we can do something for the
entire region of Galati,
we revised the whole plan. We are extremely grateful that the sterilizations
costs are covered by the steel plant for the dogs catch from their premises.
We hope to raise funds to sterilize the approx 1800 dogs
from the outskirt of Galati
and Smardan village.
In the first phase, we want to sterilize 200 dogs and
document this action with photos to all our donors and the public.
We remind you that each sterilization costs 20 US$. We aim
to raise 4000 $.
Of course you can donate any amount – smaller or bigger, every
little count. Please specify it is for the sterilization campaign.
Donate by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
or this link:
If you prefer to send a cheque or wire your donation into
our bank accounts, please use one of the following details, depending on where
If you are a Dutch citizen, you can benefit of tax-exempt
for your donation, grant, and bequest made to ROLDA, thanks to the ANBI system.
If you are a US citizen, your donation is tax-deductible. Our EIN is 32-0176929. You can send a cheque in USA:
Romanian League in Defense of Animals (ROLDA)
P.O. Box 40, Greenbank, WA 98253
You can send a cheque in England/UK:
4 Herrett Street,
GU124ED – UK
Or wire money to this account in England:
Account number: 37504039
Sort code: 09 01 28
Bank name: Santander Bank
If you are Norwegian, please donate directly into this bank
Account name: ROLDA
Account number: 6219.13.48082
If you want to send the money directly in Romania, please
use these details:
Account name: Fundatia ROLDA
IBAN EUR: RO26BPOS18006199553EUR01
Bank name: BancPost Galati
Bank address: Movilei Street 2-4, Galati, Romania
Sterilized dogs, ear tagged - returned in the territory:
Dogs sterilization in Smardan, April 2013: