40 adorable photos of your Lancaster and Morecambe pets for National Pet Day

To mark National Pet Day this week, we asked readers to share pictures of their furry friends on our Facebook pages.

Your response was overwhelming proving that we are indeed a nation of pet lovers. From dogs, cats, rabbits and donkeys to the more unusual emus, cockerels and even an alpaca, we loved looking at all your wonderful animals.

Sadly, there were too many pictures to include them all so we’ve chosen a random selection – no favouritism involved!

Here we feature 40 of the photos you kindly shared with us and if you click the link below, we’ve put together a second selection of 30 more pictures.