Police have launched an investigation after a small number of dogs became unwell in Inverness.
An unidentified substance was recovered from near a path in the Culloden Avenue area, known locally as the Gruffalo Walk, yesterday.
Officers in Inverness have now been made aware of pets falling ill after being walked in the area.
The number of dogs known to have fallen ill is not thought to be more than 10.
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Reporting officer Constable Bradley O’Neill said: “I would like to reassure people that we are carrying out thorough enquiries to establish the full circumstances of these reports.
“We do not want to discourage people from walking their dogs in the area but do want to make people aware.
“If you believe your pet may have fallen ill then seek advice from your vet in the first instance.
“If anyone has any information which may be of use to the police investigation then please call 101, quoting reference NN1365/19.”