A peaceful protest was held in Collingwood Thursday night for the dog that was killed by an OPP officer last month.

About 20 people, including the dog’s owner, are protested outside town hall.

There was public outcry after video footage was posted showing a police cruiser hitting the dog several times before the officer shot and killed the animal.

Police were called to the Collingwood neighbourhood after receiving complaints of a coyote in the area.

The Professional Standards Branch of the OPP is investigating the incident.

The officer at the centre of the investigation remains on regular duty.

The owners of the dog say they have been interviewed as part of the investigation.