A Dundee deaf charity is appealing for donations to help mistreated dogs suffering in Romania.
Many stray animals in the eastern European country suffer mistreatment and starvation and are often left to die in appalling conditions.
Several UK charities have been set up to rescue the animals and bring them to the UK, where they are adopted by loving families.
Now Tayside Deaf Hub, which comprises Deaf Links, Dundee Deaf Sport and Social Club and Tayside Deaf Forum, are stepping in to help out.
The charity has launched a new campaign, Cause For Pause, which calls for donations of blankets, towels, cat food, and dog food.
The goods are then sent to support the work of Rescuing European Animals in Need (REAN), an organisation set up in 2013 to prevent cruelty and suffering of Romanian stray dogs.
Patricia Mill, advocacy co-ordinator for Deaf Links, started the campaign after spotting an appeal on Facebook by Forfar resident Doreen Campbell
Patricia said: “It’s abysmal how they are treated. It’s inhumane.
“A lot of them die just by the way they are manhandled.”
Doreen, 65, started collecting for animal charities two years ago after her son and his girlfriend decided to adopt a dog, Hugo, from Romania. She collects items donated through appeals on Facebook and sends them to Norfolk, where they are shipped to Romania.
Doreen said: “Once you start helping you can’t stop.
“These poor souls are just surviving day by day.”
The Tayside Deaf Hub is based at 23 Brown Street, Dundee.
The offices are open for collections from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Donations can also be handed in to the charity’s shop, on level three of the Wellgate centre.
Donations can be handed in until the end of February.