Police, neighbours and other local residents are appealing for information after an elderly woman's pet dog was badly injured during a burglary in Bromsgrove.
It happened at a house on Hanbury Road on 2 September between 17.15 and 19.15, while the owner was out.
The eight-year-old collie dog, named Kiri, was inside the house at the time of the break-in. She was attacked by the burglar before they got away with a purse containing cash.
The attack has left the dog in danger of losing one of her eyes. She also has to wear a special lampshade collar following the attack. Kiri's owner, who does not want to be identified, is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police.