A dog owner has been left heartbroken after her beloved Labrador puppy died after being found unresponsive in the backyard of a home in Sydney.
The woman returned to her home on Cobbadah Place in Freshwater around 3.15pm yesterday, when she made the horror discovery.
She found her six-month-old chocolate Labrador called Coco lying lifeless in the backyard with serious head injuries.
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The dog was immediately rushed to the local vet, however despite their desperate attempts, Coco could not be saved.
X-rays have since confirmed that the dog suffered a fractured skull, with investigations into the cause of the puppy’s death now under investigation.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to call Dee Why Police or crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.