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2006 : RAR ended the collaboration with Rolda

The emails below show how  RAR ended the collaboration with Rolda (aka Dana Costin) in 2006.  The following is a correspondence between Nancy Janes and Renee Snyder (Secretary for Romania Animal Rescue) .During this time, Nancy Janes was in Galati trying to do a spay event for ROLDA, only to find that ROLDA had no intention of doing this event.  For more information on this, also please see the Testimonial of Nancy Janes.

From: Romania Animal Rescue <romaniadogs@sbcglobal.net>
To: Renee Snyder <reneesnyderphd@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sat, May 13, 2006 2:50:18 AM
Subject: Re: Emailing the donors

Hi Renee,
I think what needs to be stressed moreso is her lack of work in town.  She hasn’t spayed or neutered hardly any dogs. The shelter is OK, now that it’s been cleaned up by her mom.  Of course Dr. Olsen told her how to make it nice…… From now on RAR $ goes only for spay and neuter, and possibly food.  I truly believe I am handling this as best as anyone could have.  Dana had Schnuffie going for a while, and they were nice to her and mean to me.  Well, Dana fell into her own lack of care for anyone, and blew it with them as well.
I get to San Diego on Monday.
Love,
MeRenee Snyder <reneesnyderphd@yahoo.com> wrote:
I just finished reading the emails. From what I can see, you are handling everything with complete grace. Thank God you are such a pro. I can’t believe what is going on. Maybe that opera woman you know in Romania can hook you up with a vet in Bucharest to check the dogs that are supposed to go with you. Again, I want to stress that you should stop sending things to Merritt. Unfortunately the psycho (yes him, as well as Dana) still has some pull in the animal community through AP. I recommend stopping communication with him. If he should threaten to say anything negative about you or RAR in AP, tell him you will sue for defamation. I have no doubt that he will do anything Dana asks of him, even if that means unfavorable mention in AP. At this point, you do not need any mention in AP to get donors. I’m sure you have already gotten any you would from that source by now.I also think you need to send something to the RAR website guy ASAP as well as send a message to the donors about ceasing your relationship with ROLDA. I would be happy to send the emails, but it has to be today. I’m leaving town for Salt Lake in the morning and my Internet access will be limited. I have your email list from the last newsletter. You seem to be a real pro, so you can probably do something better, but how’s something like this:To all RAR supporters:I am writing this from Galati, Romania. I am currently here with the Schnuffie Production crew to film a documentary about Romania’s stray dog crisis. As you know, to date Romania Animal Rescue, Inc. has been workeding exclusively with Dana Costin of ROLDA to help the dogs in Galati.  Because Romania Animal Rescue is a US 501(c)3 charity, it is based in California and therefore, I cannot have constant direct supervision over our partners in Romania. Therefore, I travel to Romania several times a year to review our partners.While here for this visit, I have had a chance to do Romania Animal Rescue’s ongoing review of the ROLDA shelter and their operations. To my dismay, the ROLDA program has worsened since my last visit in February. The shelter itself is in poorer condition and the program is not being managed to my expectations.

For this reason,  the Board of Directors has chosen to cease our partnership with the ROLDA shelter in Galati. We were grateful to have had the opportunity to help a countless number of dogs in this city, however, we must move on to help others in Romania. I have had the opportunity to form new relationships with other animal advocates here in Romania and we will now work with these individuals to help Romania’s dogs.

It is important to me that all of the Romania Animal Rescue, Inc. donors are fully aware of where their donations are going. Allow we will no longer be supporting the ROLDA shelter, please rest assured that every cent of our donors’ money will go directly to helping dogs in Romania. When I return to the US, I will send further information regarding the changes to Romania Animal Rescue, Inc.’s alliances within Romania.

Thanks so much for your ongoing support. Unfortunately the stray dog crisis is still huge, but together with your help, we can make Romania a better place for dogs.

Sincerely,
Nancy Janes, President
Romania Animal Rescue, Inc.

What do you think? As for the cart, the woman told me I need measurements in order for her to find the right cart. I think with puppies you start with one and then get a new one when they get larger. I’m guessing they are somewhat adjustable. So if you can send me the measurements, I’ll work on getting it ASAP.

—– Original Message —-
From: Romania Animal Rescue <romaniadogs@sbcglobal.net>
To: renee snyder <reneesnyderphd@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:14:50 AM
Subject: as the stomach turns

Hi there!
Rory is in contact with me, has closed the account so shithead can’t get more money out, and things should be OK.  The only apprehension I have is that Dana will try to make it impossible for Schnuffie and I to take the animals to the USA.  She will try to undermine this – I am sure of it.  I must be prepared to find another vet that can check the dogs and give them clearance to leave the country.  Schnuffie people are worried Dana may retaliate by hurting the dogs now that they are at ROLDA, but I don’t think she would do that, but she might.
I am so embarrassed – not only did Schnuffie get screwed, but Ross Johnston from the Peace Corp has been as well, and another vet from the UK who signed on last minute.  Finally, I feel so sorry that this happened for the dogs sake.  I can’t believe what a complete narcisist she is to have ruined what could have saved thousands of animals.  It will hit me eventually that this has truly happened, and I hope to be hiking when it does.
Can you still try to find a cart for little Ana Marie?  I have so much to do now.  Thank you,
Love,
me
Sincerely,
Nancy Janes
Romania Animal Rescue, Inc.
8000 Morgan Territory Rd
Livermore, CA 94551
www.romaniaanimalrescue.com
TAX ID – 72-1546354
Neuter or Spay – No More Strays!
Sincerely,
Nancy Janes
Romania Animal Rescue, Inc.
8000 Morgan Territory Rd
Livermore, CA 94551
www.romaniaanimalrescue.com
TAX ID – 72-1546354
Neuter or Spay – No More Strays!

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