Hundreds of dogs and other animals just like Tarot
were saved because of kind and generous
people just like you.

Hundreds of dogs and other animals just like Chick
were saved because of kind and generous
people just like you.

Hundreds of dogs and other animals just like Maria
were saved because of kind and generous
people just like you.

Hundreds of dogs and other animals just like Buffy
were saved because of kind and generous
people just like you.

Hundreds of dogs and other animals just like Bela
were saved because of kind and generous
people just like you.

Hundreds of dogs and other animals just like Bar
were saved because of kind and generous
people just like you.


A bequest is a REAL gesture towards a SAFE tomorrow for animals in Romania!

Romanian animals live through a non-stop emergency situation. Today, ROLDA is concerned with alleviating their suffering and saving lives, but we have to think about the years to come, too. Looking ahead means to have the capability to respond to emergencies, promote a change in people’s mentality, educate the new generations in a respect culture, making our work on the ground more effective. Time, skills, effort and patience will be spent for many years into the future in order to give the animals a chance to live peacefully in their present time. With a testamentary bequest you can join us on this long journey.

How can you help?

Your bequest can be a specific sum, an estate percentage, or
what remains of your estate after you have specified gifts to
loved ones and covered expenses. Bequests may consist of
money, stocks, real estate, and/or personal property such as
valuable art or jewelry.

Living trust

Another option to consider is a living trust. One advantage of a living trust, unlike a will, is that it can become effective immediately upon one’s death, thereby avoiding probate and ensuring privacy. Please consult your attorney before finalizing any legal document.
When you include ROLDA in your will or living trust, you are given special recognition unless you wish your gift to remain anonymous.


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How Gifts in Wills make a difference

ROLDA has helped over 20,000 animals to date and we have almost 700 dogs within our shelters though less than 10% of the income necessary for our vital work is due to legacy gifts. Increasing this procent is an act of kindness that every supporter can do. Your generosity means also that we can be here for dogs like Maia.

Maia holds the unwanted record of longest time in intensive care, beginning in December 2018, when she suffered horrendous injuries to both front legs, putting her at very real risk of double amputation or being put to sleep if our vet had decided it would be cruel to prolong her life. Maia’s recovery continued from mid-2019 (after her second surgery) until the end of 2020 when she left intensive care and travelled to the small shelter to be cared for by Flori. Here she stayed for a few weeks before heading back to the vet clinic. Some dogs recover quickly and easily but some seem to struggle. Maia’s leg suffers every time she leaves the shelter but we don’t give up on her.

The clinic remained her home for most of 2020 and due to the COVID lockdown, we were unable to travel back and forth. In December 2020, when we finally took her back, her injuries deteriorated again and became inflamed. The clinic will remain at her home until she is adopted.

Her recovery continues to this day, though we hope January 2020 is the last month she will remain in intensive care in an expensive, private clinic where she has received life- and limb-saving surgery. Dozens of hours of spread across three surgeries, four months in intensive care and over a year of hospitalization and ongoing rehabilitation.

We know she is worth it, she has been through so much and is such a lovely, gentle being. ROLDA will remain her safety net until she finds her forever home. ROLDA never gives up on an animal where there exists a chance of acceptable quality of life. It is with your help that ROLDA can continue to offer the care so many dogs and other animals urgently require and deserve. Please consider making a gift to ROLDA in your will and be forever remembered in the happy faces you helped us save.

Think about it TODAY

When creating your bequest, it is important to use the correct ROLDA registered name, CUI (Registration number named Cod Unic Inregistrare) and address.
Name: Fundatia ROLDA In Memoriam Rolando Cepraga
Reg. No. (CUI) 18416340
Correspondence Address: 16 Feroviarilor Street, Bl.C2, ap.18
800563 Galati, Romania
Phone: 004 0748 903 612

Remember: a bequest does not have to be a large sum. Any amount can make a significant difference to ROLDA’s work.

Contact us at to receive the informative brochure or the additional help you need to make your choice.
Please contact the other international ROLDA branches, in case you prefer (for tax purpose or any other reason) to mention the branch (and not ROLDA Romania) in your will. Our branches are incorporated charities, with updated financial records. Our branches’ representatives will be happy and honored to get in touch with you.

You don’t have to be rich
or famous to make a difference

You just have to make a simple decision. Whoever you are, whatever your situation is, you can help create a better world by including ROLDA in your will.

These are some of the advantages to mention ROLDA in your will

You can make a gift that costs you nothing

You can change your beneficiaries at any time

You can provide for your loved ones but also for causes that you care about

Let Us Know Your Plan

We understand that how you plan to allocate your wealth is a private matter. However, if you wish, you can use this form to let us know of your intention to leave a legacy to the most neglected homeless animals from Europe, through us. The information you provide in this form is for our knowledge only and is in no way a binding commitment on your part. It informs us of your current intention and allows us to respond appropriately.
Please be assured that your reply will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Helpful Resources –
Useful Organisation

Law Society: Run by the Law Society, Find a Solicitor is a free service for anyone looking for information about people providing legal services in England and Wales that are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Citizens Advice
Advice on creating a Will and why it’s important.

Learn more about Inheritance Tax


If I include ROLDA in my Will do I need to let you know?

It is your decision; however by letting us know about your gift you will help us plan better for the future. If you would like to let us know of your decision to include ROLDA in your Will, please email us at

Can I say where I want my gift to be used?

Legacies provide ROLDA with vital funds for long-term planning and development. Leaving a legacy to a specific type of work or location might mean that we cannot fulfill your wishes if we are no longer doing that specific work or in a specific area in the future. Keeping your gift for general purposes enables ROLDA to use it where the need is the greatest at the time.

Do I need assistance to write a Will?

We suggest you use the services of a solicitor or trustee company to ensure your Will is legally sound. A solicitor can also advise you on matters such as guardians, asset valuation and power of attorney.

What are correct wording for my Will?

Below is the correct wording for including ROLDA in your Will or in a Codicil (a simple addition to your existing Will):
“I give to ROLDA (ABN 38 420 396 060)
1. The rest and residue of my Estate (or)
2. _____ percent of my Estate (or)
3. _____ percent of the residue of my Estate (or)
4. The sum of $ _________
free of all duties and testamentary expenses to ROLDA for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of that organization shall be sufficient discharge to my executors for this bequest.”

How do I prepare my Will?

The most vital part of having a Will is to ensure it is valid. So it’s a good idea to seek legal advice. Having a solicitor or trustee company assist you in writing your Will can help ensure the required legal processes are followed, in line with your wishes. When writing your Will it’s important that you consider the needs of your family and dependents, and let them know about decisions that affect them – including if you decide to leave a gift to ROLDA.

Can my gift be confidential?

Of course – all information you give to us is strictly confidential. Any information supplied to ROLDA is protected by the Privacy Policy which can be viewed on ROLDA website

How can I be sure my money will reach the children who need it?

All donations to ROLDA go directly to where they are needed most, to protect the most abused, sick and vulnerable animals but also the environment (e.g. protect the virgin forests against illegal logging). This is ROLDA’s commitment to our donors and to the animals that need our support. Administration and fundraising costs are kept to an absolute minimum.

When is the right time to write a Will?

If you do not have a Will, it is advisable to write one as soon as possible. It is also important to update your Will when your circumstances change – for example if you get married, have children or buy property.

How do I leave a gift to ROLDA in my Will?

Leaving a gift to ROLDA in your Will is a way that you can make a life-changing difference for tomorrow’s dogs (or other abused animals) and realize your vision for a better world. If you include ROLDA in your Will, it is important to ensure that the wording is legally correct. You may want to talk to your solicitor or trustee, as well as one of ROLDA team member.

Why is having a Will so important?

Everyone should have a Will. It ensures that the distribution of your assets is carried out in the way you want and provides for the people and issues you care about.

Our slogan is…

Because every animal deserves to be respected!