A family puppy has died after a home burglary in Spearwood overnight.
Sometime between 1:30am and 6:30am, a house on Nineham Avenue was broken into.
The occupant, housesitting for the residents, discovered areas of the home had been rummaged through and that 8 -month-old Pug Coco, was missing.
A neighbour discovered Coco dead a short distance from the home.
It is unclear how the dog died.
Police are investigating.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the vicinity of Nineham Avenue or Scales Way, has CCTV of the area at the time of the burglary or has any information, is asked to call Crime Stoppers or report online at crimestopperswa.com.au