Gardai are hunting for two dangerous dogs who mauled a sheepdog to death in front of its owner.
The dogs attacked the beloved family pet in the Killygordon area on Sunday evening.
The collie’s owner, a 76 year old man, tried to save his dog and managed to stab one of the attacking dogs.
The dogs, believed to be pit bulls or a cross of fighting dog, fled the scene and the man was thankfully unhurt.
The man rushed his dog, a Welsh collie, to the Donegal Animal Hospital but he died a number of hours later due to the savage injuries it received.
The dogs are still believed to be on the loose and people have been warned n to to approach them.
Anyone who may have come across them is asked to contact Ballybofey Garda station on 0749137740.