A charity founder has said she is 'disgusted' after burglars targeted her shop for the third time.
Raiders smashed their way into Hyndburn Stray Dogs in Need on Whalley Road, Accrington, on Sunday night, making off with cash from the till, tombola money and cash raised from magazine sales.
Charity founder Sue Wood said the total stolen was around £100 and the smashed panel in the door had cost £200 to replace.
She said: “It just gives you a nasty feeling - it's not nice to think someone would do that to a charity shop. It's a bit shocking.
“We're all volunteers doing our bit and they come and steal the money basically straight from the dogs' mouths. It's very disheartening but we have to try to carry on.”
She added: “Unfortunately we had a tombola Thursday to Saturday so there was money from that as well as from magazines we sold for Christmas. We don't know if someone knew it was there or had seen it, you can never tell who comes into the shop.”
The thieves also made off with the entire till even though it was open so the money was accessible.
Police confirmed they are investigating the incident and said one offender had broken into the shop while another waited outside and both then made off in the direction of the dual carriageway.
The theft occurred late on Sunday night or in the early hours of Monday, January 20.
Police are reviewing CCTV in the area to try to identify the offenders.