An animal lover is raising money to help a dog get life-changing fake limbs after he had his front legs deliberately chopped off.
Stray Colin was found wandering the countryside with nothing but two stumps for legs. But thanks to Claire Revis he has been given hope of starting a new with a set of state-of-the art prosthetics.
Claire, 48, from Brighouse, West Yorks, said Colin was found in Romania and vets believe he had been walking on stumps for months. He has now been brought to the UK and Claire is raising cash to get him back on his feet.
Colin's back legs have now been amputated in an operation to prepare him for prosthetic legs, which will fit on like cones slid inside one another.
But the poor pooch will have to wait another month before he gets his new limbs.
The mutt, who is an indistinct breed and is thought to be around six or seven-years-old, was transported to Essex, where Claire picked him up before taking him home.
Claire, a former pub landlady, said: "It's so rewarding to see dogs that have been mistreated rehomed to loving families.
"It will take two or three weeks after he's fitted with the artificial legs for him to get used to it, just because he won't know what's going on."
The dog rescuer has saved hundreds of pooches from the country, which she says is "totally barbaric" in its treatment of man's best friend.
Claire, who has four dogs herself, has so far raised £5,000 to bring Colin to the UK, £3,000 of which has been spent on the artificial limbs, and is hoping to raise more cash for his care.
She said: "People have donated from all over the world to see him come over and get rehomed - I've been so overwhelmed by the whole thing.
"It's really restored my faith in humans."