The Large Shelter Con
Dana Costin projects the image when fundraising that she/Rolda is financially responsible for (2014) 700 dogs.At other times when it suits her agenda she will openly state that the large shelter is solely funded by Arcelor Mittal.The actual truth is that Arcelor Mittal (one of the most successful steel companies in the world and the largest employer in Galati) pays for everything for the “ROLDA Second Shelter” aka “ROLDA Large Shelter”. ArcelorMittal Steel paid for the shelter to be built to house the dogs from their steel plant, although ROLDA has claimed on numerous occassions that they built this shelter……ALL the dog Food, ALL veterinary care including neuter and spay, ALL building works, ALL employees salaries, ALL the costs to purchase a van and it’s gasoline, etc,
EVERYTHING!! Dana Costin manages the shelter, and receives 230,000 – 250,000 EURO per year from ArcelorMittal Steel company in the UK (this information was given to us by NRK, Norway) for the food, employee salaries, vet care and sterilizations. Essentially everything is covered by ArcelorMittal Steel company.
The reality is that Dana as the founder of Rolda is financially responsible for the dogs at her small Rolda shelter a few miles down the road from the larger shelter. At this Rolda shelter (the one that doubles as her private pension/boarding kennels for pay) there is a maximum capacity for 60 dogs, for the most part and dogs that arrive at this Rolda shelter are usually taken from the large Arcelor Mittal funded shelter, having had all their veterinary treatment beforehand paid for by Mittal. Leaving absolutely nothing for Rolda to pay for barring one caretaker at the small Rolda shelter who would be paid an average Romanian wage of not more than $300 a month.
Dana does not even buy food for the dogs at the Rolda shelter as she takes what food is needed for the Rolda shelter from the food supplies at the larger Mitall shelter. (see Chrissy Phillips Testimonial)
Dana Costin stated 2011 – ” I am NOT Mittal employee I am volunteer for Foundation. I take no salary from working with and for dogs!Mittal sponsored the large shelter facility (building), as well as the daily costs like food, salaries for workers, vet treatments and sterilizations.Mittal doesn’t sponsor the Adoption Center, this is kept “alive” and in function from donations coming from private supporters”
Dana Costin, aka Rolda asking for donations for the 500 dogs that are already paid for by Mittal (now in 2014 she asks for donations for 700 dogs that are already completely sponsored by ArcelorMittal steel company to keep them off their factory grounds. The Large Shelter Con is ongoing)