A member of the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) pipe band had to make an early exit from the St Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday – after injuring his paw.

Cú, the Irish Wolf Hound mascot for the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, had to make a swift exit after stepping on a stone.

DFB shared pictures of the decorated pooch as he was assisted by the Tallaght Unit of the Civil Defence Force, enjoying some emergency provisions at Abbey Street as his paw was tended to.

DFB wrote: “Unfortunately, Cú picked up a paw injury during the parade and had to make an early exit. He is being looked after by his owners.”

On Monday afternoon, following a flood of concerns about his wellbeing, DFB shared an update on Twitter about the poorly pooch, saying he hurt the pads of one of his paws.

“We are delighted to say that Cú is running around his farmland today. We believe he may have stood on a stone and hurt the pads of a paw. Thanks for all the messages.”