Police are investigating after a dog was seen chasing down sheep near a Perthshire village.
The canine is said to have left livestock distressed after going into a field near Stanley Mills on Sunday, June 16 between 5pm and 5.30pm.
The dog was described as being small. Its hair was brown with white patches.
A Tayside Police Division statement reads: “We would like to remind dog owners and people walking dogs in the countryside to keep their animals under control.
“Farmers are legally entitled to protect their livestock which can result in the destruction of a dog by shooting it.
“While no farmer wishes to resort to this option it is an option available and one that could quite easily be avoided if owners ensure that they have proper control of their dogs.
“The advice to dog owners who live in rural areas or anyone walking and exercising their dogs in the countryside is to ensure they are under control at all times and avoid going into fields where livestock is grazing.
“The Scottish Outdoor Access Code says dogs shouldn’t be taken into fields where there are lambs or other young farm animals.”
Anyone with information on the sheep-worrying incident is being asked to call 101 quoting the reference number CR/15656/19.