Eight dogs rescued from a Romanian death camp are looking for loving homes in the Lancaster district.
Animal Care is looking after the mongrol dogs after being contacted by the Save the Death Camp Dogs campaign.
The group rescued 71 dogs from certain death and distributed them across animal sanctuaries in the north west.
Animal Care assistant manager Abi Sadler said: “We were contacted via Facebook and asked to help.
“Our staff were just heartbroken by the stories we were told about what happened to these animals.”
The animals had been living as feral dogs in Romania, where they were caught by dog catchers and left in a death camp.
If they aren’t claimed within a month, they are then beaten to death with a hammer.
“Some of them won’t come anywhere near us because they have been so badly beaten,” Abi said.
“We would like volunteers to come and sit with the dogs so they can start to trust humans again.
“They are very good with other dogs because they are used to living in packs and fighting for their lives.
“They have never worn a lead or had a bed or eaten from a bowl.
“They would fit into any family who could put the time in.
“They will make fantastic pets; they just need a bit of love.
“They have all got different personalities and we just want to find them all suitable homes.”
Anyone interested in helping out Animal Care should contact 01524 65495 or go along to the sanctuary in Blea Tarn lane, Lancaster.