Police confirmed the Belgian Malinois, ‘Misty’, died as the result of being struck by a car.
According to a police report, around 3am Sunday, the dog’s body was found on the East-West Arterial highway in Newlands.
A post mortem exam, carried out Wednesday, confirmed the animal died of injuries suffered after being hit by a vehicle.
“An investigation has been launched into all of the circumstances surrounding the death,” a statement from the department read. “Police can also confirm that the dog, and her handler, were off duty at the time of the incident.”
The RCIPS asks anyone who was travelling on that route early Sunday and who may have seen what happened to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222.