Help ROLDA to fight animal cruelty with crypto coins

ROLDA is on a mission to reach as many abused, neglected, injured, and homeless animals in a country with millions of strays.
Besides rescue-shelter-rehome work, ROLDA runs education and social programs to help disadvantaged rural communities look after their pets. Since the war started, ROLDA has helped #UkraineAnimals to survive.

Which cryptocurrencies do we accept?

The IRS classifies cryptocurrencies as property, so cryptocurrency donations to 501(c)3 charities receive the same tax treatment as stocks. Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support your favorite cause. Please contact your tax or financial advisor for more information.

If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, check out where you can also find all of our accepted cryptocurrencies. When you donate crypto to ROLDA, we immediately convert your donation to fiat, which means all donations are non-refundable. Please only send currencies listed on the widget. Do not send unsupported currencies (including unsupported ERC-20s, ERC-721s and BEP20s) as they will be lost.

Your donation in virtual coins helps #ROLDAdogs and cats have:

When you donate crypto directly to ROLDA, we immediately convert your coins into fiat.
Your gift will fund animal rescue missions in Romania and during the war,
in Ukraine where we extend our emergency aid to local rescuers.

Please note that all donations made in crypto are nonrefundable.


ROLDA accepts crypto donations since 2016

ROLDA is one of the first animal charities to accept crypto currency, starting in March 2016.


The giving process is transparent

With us, the giving process is transparent. All transactions are recorded on the blockchain, making the process traceable and reliable.

Take a look at how a larger donation of Bitcoin can help ROLDA reach more animals in Romania

Of course, smaller donations are gratefully accepted and make a difference for the voiceless and for our rescue mission in Romania.
1 BTC estimated at an average value of 26000 USD, 1 ETH for an average 1800 USD (last updated May 2023).

Ongoing programs:

Cover the entire costs for the small shelter for 12 months = 2.3 BTC or 33 ETH

Cover the entire costs for ROLDA to function for a whole year (2 dog shelters, 1 cat shelter, social and education programs, helping pets from poor rural communities) = 13 BTC or 222 ETH

Sterilize 1000 dogs and cats from poor communities = 1.92 BTC or 27.8 ETH

Help us prevent thousands more puppies and kittens from being born unwanted, from suffering, or from being killed.

Capital costs:

Upgrade the small shelter constructions = 5.7 BTC or 94 ETH

Build PawzUp, a state-of-art adoption and rehabilitation center for the next generations of animals and people in south-east of Romania = 202 BTC or 2917 ETH

It is true that we can’t change the past of all animals that suffered and were brutally killed but we can work together to change their future (including by using modern methods like donating cryptocurrencies).

Please take every opportunity to make the World a better place!

While we have already helped over 20000 animals in 17 years of activity, we’re just getting started. Take two minutes to read about what we do in Romania and why.

Testimonials from happy adopters from all over the World.

Our ultimate goal is to find each rescued dog/cat the best human companion who will understand, respect, and offer her/him the best!


  • Provide good shelter conditions for all rescued dogs and cats;
  • Disease management control (preventive treatments, snap tests, isolation for sick animals, disinfection;
  • Increase adoptions in countries where ROLDA is established as a charity;
  • Help poor communities look after their beloved pets responsibly;
  • Identify new partners (companies, foundations, grantmakers) to reach more animals in need;
  • Build a modern adoption center where the local community can volunteer and where people can adopt safe and healthy animals.


  • Never refuse an animal injured, abused, homeless, hungry;
  • Never put to sleep a healthy animal or an animal who has a chance to recover;
  • Never disappoint our great supporters;
  • Work transparently;
  • Help animals and people who care about them;
  • Fight for our goals, beliefs, and values until the end.

If you have questions or need assistance with your gift, please write us to!

Our sponsors

We are very grateful to our regular sponsors

Our values

ROLDA work for animals is

humane and responsible

focused on animal welfare principles




Helping animals is why ROLDA was born.
And ROLDA is my whole life!

“I started this charity in my 20′s and I see it growing healthy. From a $3k budget, we grew every year. We are not as big as I had hoped after 17 years, but we are stronger and have supporters on 3 continents. ROLDA is my life and everything I dream of. I hope we will be able to build a modern rescue & adoption center where the local community feels safe to adopt rescued dogs and cats. This will be part of a much larger project which will include a sanctuary for retired working animals (donkeys, horses) and other small farm animals. The whole project is estimated to cost approx 5 million EUR which looks like a close to impossible dream but maybe the power of crypto coins will transform it into reality faster.”

Dana Costin, Founder of ROLDA

As cryptocurrencies become more widely used, so has their resulting carbon footprint, due to the energy required to generate electricity for transactions. As part of an ongoing sustainability review at ROLDA, we are currently exploring alternative cryptocurrencies with a lower environmental impact. ROLDA will regularly review raising funds through cryptocurrencies and update our policy when lower impact technologies are developed using sustainable energy sources. Any updates to our cryptocurrency donations policy will be published on this website.

Still have questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is ROLDA accepting crypto currencies?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are an innovative new kind of currency and we believe that accepting these will result in donations we may not otherwise receive, as well as connecting us with new types of supporters. The cryptocurrency community has a lot of innovative ideas and we want to connect with you more directly. If you have a use case, or idea or want to partner with us, please reach out by Also, from our research into future trends, it looks likely that we will receive digital currency as a donation and/or as part of a legacy at some point and we want to be prepared for that eventuality.

Taxation and compliance

Tax regulations related to cryptocurrencies also vary depending on which jurisdiction you’re in. In some countries, digital currencies are considered commodities for tax purposes and are thus subject to capital gains taxes; whereas in other places they may be treated differently depending on how they’re used and whether or not they’re classified as an investment instrument or a currency itself. Taxpayers must familiarize themselves with the applicable laws and regulations of their local jurisdiction to ensure compliance with taxation laws when trading digital currencies.
(source Inside Bitcoins)

Can ROLDA accept cryptocurrency from anywhere in the World?

Cryptocurrency is a global payment network, and accepting it enables ROLDA to receive donations from anywhere in the world. Anyone with an internet connection and a digital wallet can donate crypto coins to ROLDA.

What is NFT and does ROLDA accept NFT donations?

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. The token refers to a unit of cryptocurrency on the blockchain, a public ledger on which cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Bitcoin transactions are stored. NFT is analogous to a digital certificate of authenticity that serves as proof of ownership. You can donate the proceeds from the sale of an NFT to ROLDA if you first convert it to one of the cryptocurrencies that we accept which includes Ethereum and Bitcoin. You can donate NFT cryptocurrency proceeds through our cryptocurrency donation page. If you are an artist, athlete, or public figure who would like to sell or donate NFT proceeds to ROLDA, send an inquiry to!
If you want to transfer the ownership of an NFT to ROLDA, we created an account on OpenSea. Please get in touch with our team to discuss more details.

Where I can find more info about Bitcoin?

For more information on Bitcoin, you can review this frequently asked questions document at

Are cryptocurrencies legal?

Cryptocurrency is legal in some form or another in 123 countries. These include the United States, which has a clear stance on cryptocurrency. Global charities like The Water Project, Save the Children or UNICEF accept Bitcoin.

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