Romanian Rescue Centre


We really do need your help to continue the build of our Flagship Rescue Centre in Romania

Romanian Rescue Appeal is run totally by volunteers, the fact that over 1000 dogs have found loving homes since our start in 2014 is testament to our dedication to help them escape from the terrible situation that they have been born into, where euthanasia means a shovel or worse.

Our teams work constantly helping dogs that have been rescued from the kill shelters, side of busy roads ,or boxes of puppies found dumped in garbage, even dogs that have been set fire and left in the woods to die, we work so hard to provide urgent medical care and safe shelter for them

This rescue centre is vital for our charity and the dogs that we struggle so hard to keep alive and healthy. It will also allow RRA to be a huge step closer to our long term dream of reducing the stray dog population in Romania through spay & neuter campaigns, based at our own medical centre on the site. We could then offer free spay and neuter for dogs and even possibly cats.. this along with animal welfare and population control education is the only humane way to end the pain and suffering of countless puppies & dogs in the future.

You can make a vital difference right now by supporting our fundraising campaign for the Rescue Centre .

This will be a real turning point for our charity, but the reality is that we do need to raise at least £80,000 to enable us to complete the first shelter, then continue onto the second shelter which will also contain crucial areas which will ensure the well being and safety of dogs rescued while complying fully with European and Defra regulations including a separate quarantine area, crucial to keeping dogs safe and healthy.

Each kennel within the shelter costs us £600 to build, could you fund a kennel as a gift or maybe as a tribute in memory of a loved one ?

Our volunteer Richard who visited the shelter a few weeks ago was so impressed with the effort & care being put into the work , that he has booked another week off to go and help again in September, hopefully with three other guys who are willing to get their hands dirty and move things forward before the harsh Romanian winter sets in

This Rescue centre will at last allow our charity to care directly for at least 400 dogs, making it much more effective to keep track of medical records, vaccinations, overall health and also for re homing enquires

We also aim to build a small medical centre within the shelter, where we eventually hope to be able to employ our own vet. This would then allow us to be able to achieve our long term dream of offering free neuter and spays to the dog owners in the local areas and become involved in further animal welfare education.

With your help, these dreams are slowly becoming a reality.. you can now help us achieve the final push to build this amazing shelter for these dogs. We can only afford to take small steps as funds are available.

Can you help us to continue to push the shelter forward, our workers are amazing, but can only keep working if the materials are able to be purchased. The sooner that we can finish the shelter, the sooner that we can ensure 100’s of dogs will be safe and secure in time for the harsh Romanian winter.

Please select one of the items below to make a donation towards it, we are very far from achieving the funding we need but, with your precious help, the dogs may stand a chance to survive another winter and find a perfect forever home.

Find out more about what we are building for these unlucky dogs

The outside of the RRC has a roofed area that would be suitable for 48 individual kennels. Here, we could care for those dogs who are too traumatised to share with others. Each kennel would cost £90 and you can read more about this project here . Please help us build these kennels

Each kennel will have fresh water supply and drainage to make sure the dogs’ bedrooms are kept clean and disease free. This will improve massively the quality of their lives and contribute to reducing our vet bills. Each kennels needs £50 in plumbing and pipes to be ready. Please consider purchasing these for the 92 kennels.

Each kennel will need waterproof roof for the dogs to not have to suffer from the rain as well as find shelter from the hot rays of the Romanian sun in those very long summers while they dream of their furever home. There are 92 kennels and the roof will cost £4,600 for all of them. Please donate to buy a panel or more.

We have 2 barns in good conditions which need to be fitted with 92 kennels, each hosting up to 4 dogs. Each kennel costs £600 in bricks, cement, grids and labour. YOU CAN GET YOUR NAME ON ONE OF THEM IF YOU PAY FOR ONE IN FULL OR SHARE WITH UP TO 2 MORE PEOPLE! Please help us give the dogs a home


Each kennel will need approx 7 litres of paint , which will cost pretty close to £70 per kennel. These paint will stop viruses and bugs from surviving in the space between the bricks, giving them a healthier life and reducing vet bills. We have 92 kennels to paint internally. Please help us raise the £6,440 we need to paint the kennels.

In order to improve the cleanliness and hygiene of the outside spaces, we need to make sure weeds and plants that are likely to attract parasites or offer housing to viruses are regularly cut. For that, we need 3 powerful lawn mowers that will last for a long time. Please click to help us buy these.

We are looking at having around 400 dogs at the Rescue Centre, which will involve a lot of waste being produced between food packaging, cleaning accessories and so on. In order to keep the dogs safe, we need to make sure there are enough bins around to dispose of the rubbish. They only cost £30 each, can you help us to get a few please?

We will need to take out an insurance policy to cover the premises from any accidents or emergency, to cover us in case of any injury to staff while performing their duties, to cover any volunteers giving their time at the RRC and protect any of the special equipment we will need to acquire. Help us insure the RRC, please.

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