Heartbreaking plea as desperate fundraiser launched to save 88 dogs from ...

Romania stray dogsA desperate fundraiser has been launched to save 88 dogs from death in Romania (Image: INTERNATIONAL DOG RESCUE)

International Dog Rescue needs to raise £190 per dog - a total of £16,720 - to cover the cost of bringing them to the UK. The dogs, which were rounded up as strays on the streets, are in the Calarasi public shelter and are due to be put to sleep if they are not taken out by December 5.

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The UK-based not-for-profit organisation is fundraising to save them before it is too late.

The dogs will be brought to the UK where they will be assessed before being rehomed.

In addition to raising thousands of pounds for travel costs, International Dog Rescue needs to find spaces for the dogs in the UK.

It has a rescue centre in Hull and other groups that it works with, but is looking for more help due to the number of dogs it hopes to bring over.

Romania stray dogInternational Dog Rescue needs to raise £190 per dog - a total of £16,720 - to cover the cost of bringing them to the UK (Image: INTERNATIONAL DOG RESCUE)

Romania stray dogThe dogs, which were rounded up as strays on the streets, are in the Calarasi public shelter and are due to be put to sleep if they are not taken out by December 5 (Image: INTERNATIONAL DOG RESCUE)

International Dog Rescue founder Gill Williams described rescuing the 88 dogs as a “huge task”.

She said: “Romanian dogs have no hope without us stepping in to help.

“If a dog is a rescue dog in the UK they have hope as people adopt unwanted dogs.

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Romania stray dogThe UK-based not-for-profit organisation is fundraising to save them before it is too late (Image: INTERNATIONAL DOG RESCUE)

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