A two-year-old dog was hurt in Ramsey on Monday afternoon and police want to find out why.
The Japanese Spitz was injured at an address in Queens Pier Road when he received a blow to his forehead.
Police believe a stone may have been thrown at the animal from outside the property, sometime between three o’clock and 6.30pm.
Although they say some comments about what happened have been ‘ill informed’ and ‘inflammatory’, the focus of the investigation must centre on the dog’s welfare.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ramsey police on 812234 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, 0800 555 111.