The owner of a gorgeous four-year-old labrador who was randomly stabbed to death in a Perth park has spoken of her shock and heartbreak.
It comes as the man alleged to have attacked her pet dog is released on bail.
Owner Bridgette watched on in horror as Luna was stabbed by a passer by while she was walking her at a park in Mirabooka early Wednesday evening.
The man then disappeared into the night.
Bridgette rushed four-year-old Luna to the vet but she tragically died from her injuries.
“I just squeezed her as tight as I could,” Bridgette said.
"I felt her heart, and I couldn't feel anything. I couldn't feel her breathing, she was gone within seconds.
It was a malicious attack,” she said.
"Luna was my baby. Luna was my first dog".
People have been laying tributes for Luna today.
Meanwhile the man charged over the killing is facing 5 years in prison if found guilty, under laws developed by the Premier 15 years ago.
A 37 year old Mirrabooka man is facing an animal cruelty charge over the alleged stabbing, Premier Mark Mcgowan says the state's laws are the toughest in the nation.
The man has been released on bail and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on June 15, 2017.