Officials at animal rights group PETA have launched an investigation after reading reports suggesting Beyonce has abandoned her pet shih tzu.
Internet reports claim the singer dumped five-year-old Munchie with staff at her New York record company a year ago, and hasn't been back to claim it.
A Columbia source tells MusicToob.com that label employees have been looking after Beyonce's dog, stating, "They are taking turns to take Munchie for walks and take it home on the evenings and weekends.
"Everyone realises that Beyonce has been incredibly busy recently, recording and promoting her Sasha Fierce album. But the whole team will be glad when she eventually takes charge of the dog for herself again."
And the report has prompted the animal rights group to investigate whether or not Beyonce really has just dumped her dog.
A spokesman says, "We have an inquiry in with Columbia."