Ontario Provincial Police are asking the public for help after a hunting dog was shot to death and buried in an Algonquin Park game preserve.

On Monday, the dog's owner called police and said friends had found his dog's body in the sprawling provincial park west of Ottawa, said Const. Catherine Yarmel of the OPP's Killaloe detachment.

The dog had been shot in the head, said police. It was​ wearing an electronic radio collar equipped with GPS that hunters typically use to keep track of their dogs while hunting.

The dog's body had been buried in a game preserve in the park, said the OPP, where hunting is prohibited.

Police have not said where exactly in the 7,630 square-kilometre park the dog was found.

Anyone with information can call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 613-735-8477 or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.