Police are investigating a viral video of a dog that drowned at a popular beach.

Police said the incident which was recorded by a visitor occurred around 4 pm yesterday at Pebbles beach.

This morning an alleged witness filed a report with the police on the matter and police are seeking to identify and question the dog’s alleged owner that was pictured in the video.

The police are also encouraging any witnesses to come forward.

In response to the incident, Chief Inspector of the Barbados SPCA Wayne Norville says there need to be stricter penalties for animal abuse in this country.

Mr. Norville says all arms of government need to work together to educate Barbadians and bring awareness to animal rights.

Chief Inspector of the Barbados SPCA

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