A WAYWARD Wicklow Labrador found himself at the long paw of the law on Sunday night (August 7), after he was handed into Bray Garda Station.
The full grown adult male dog was handed over to the Bray division of An Garda Síochána at 9pm on Sunday after meandering the Greystones to Bray cliffs.
It's understood he followed cliff walkers from the Greystones harbour area, over Bray Head and into Bray Garda Station.
The official An Garda Síochána Facebook page uploaded pictures of the worn out pooch, sopping wet, and splayed across the station floor and issued a plea in the hopes of returning the Labrador to his owner.
The plea read, "Lost male white Labrador dog currently at Bray Garda station, handed in at 2130hrs 07/08/2016. Possibly from the Greystones area as he followed cliff walkers from the harbour area in Greystones over Bray Head and into Bray Garda Station. Not reported missing locally."
An Garda Síochána also said that it was their role to "protect life and property."
They continued on to say they were helping this lost dog as, "somebody owns this dog, we want to return the property to the owner. We also have a role under the animals act to prevent cruelty. It would be cruel not to help this lost dog."
Many people praised the Gardaí for their efforts in returning the dog to his owner, and hoped he would have a safe return.
Thankfully, after spending a night in the station the Labrador, whose real name is Bailey, was returned to his waiting family.