A Romanian pensioner has filed for divorce after 50 years because she is fed up with her husband spending all their pension on stray dogs.

Eliza Barbu, 70, from Focsani , said her husband Mircea had begun giving scraps of food a few years ago to a pair of stray dogs.

But he now fed a pack of more than 20 strays three times a day, leaving no food for themselves, local media reported.

She said: "I cannot accept the fact that we are starving every week while he uses his entire pension to feed the dogs that gather around our house. More and more dogs come every week

"It is completely unacceptable - so unacceptable in fact that I can easily give up 50 years of marriage."