The heartbroken owner of a Labrador stabbed to death at a Perth park says she is absolutely devastated.
The 23-year-old woman, who asked to be identified only as Bridgette, was walking her beloved Labradors Luna and Chocco at Apple Blossom Drive park about 6.20pm when Luna raced up to another dogwalker.
Bridgette said she watched as the man crouched over Luna and then walked away. But her beloved Labrador Luna then fell to her side.
“I get closer and I realize she is on the floor, blood all over her and I just start screaming and screaming,” she said, trying to fight back tears.
“I picked her up and laid her on top of me to feel for her heart but I couldn’t feel anything, couldn’t feel her breathing. Knew she was gone. Luna was my baby, she was my first dog.”
A $5,000 reward has been offered to catch the predator who attacked Luna. Police say they are following several leads but so far, no arrests have been made.
Bridgette said it was only when she took Luna to a vet that she discovered the injuries were not from the man’s dog.
“I’m still thinking ‘that’s OK, these things happen’ but when I get to the vet, the vet identifies her dead with what appears to be a stab wound,” Bridgette said.
The man is described as being 180cm tall, skinny and having a light-coloured beard. He was wearing long dark pants and a light brown zip-up hoodie and walking a small, tan-coloured dog.
Bridgette said she was struggling to understand why someone attacked her beloved Labrador.
“She used to sleep in the bed next to me. She was beautiful and anyone who knew Luna would not say a bad word about her,” she said.
“I have no words for (the attacker). I just can’t imagine what could have possibly been going through his head.”
Senior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith appealed to the public to help identify the man responsible for the “gut-wrenching” attack.
“It is a concern that this has happened and we don’t know the intentions of the person responsible,” he said.
“It touches a lot of people because dogs are loving animals and they are harmless to people.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.