Animal control officers have launched a search operation in north Belfast, after sightings of a dog in a nearby park.
The search, which involves the help of the UK Wildlife Service, began at 10:00am local time (12:00 GMT) and will be ongoing until the dog is found.
Police are concerned for the welfare of the dog and will continue to work with the local authority, Animal Control Officer Brian O’Brien said.
“We will not tolerate any type of irresponsible behaviour from anyone in relation to the welfare or safety of any animal.
We are seeking the help and support of the public to identify any stray dogs and bring them into our care.”
Belfast Telegraph Digital