A man was arrested in Clitheroe after allegedly attacking his dog.
Police confirmed they received a number of calls about the incident on Friday night and the man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and for a separate animal cruelty offence.
The whippet-type dog, which was not hurt, has been taken away.
Police have appealed for witnesses, and the man was released on police bail.
Anyone with information can call police on 101.