A HEARTWARMING tribute to a local dog has popped up on Saltcoats prom - offering free tennis balls to other dogs. 

The lovely message tugs at the heart strings in memory of Boabby the Alsatian. 

Posted on the railings at Saltcoats Beach, it reads: 

'In loving memory of Boabby 2009-2017. 

'Boabby loved running along this beach chasing tennis balls, so in his memory, please help yourself to a tennis ball for your dog to play with.

'Keep it or pop in back in the bucket for another dog to play with. 

'Enjoy your special time with your pet' 

'Togo and Sharon' 

Next time you're down with your dog, why not take a walk along and play with a tennis ball in his honour?