Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a Shih Tzu dog was shot dead Sunday morning in a small community north of Kingston.

South Frontenac OPP said they were called to the dog owner's home on Milburn Road in Battersea, Ont., about 25 km north of Kingston. Police discovered the dog had suffered a fatal wound consistent with a gunshot. 

The dog owner told police the pet had been shot at about 6 a.m. Police said it happened on Milburn Road between Ormsbee Road and Ida Hill Road.

Police are asking anyone with information that may help their investigation to call the Ontario Provincial Police Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).