She continued: “It was lying down, as if he was waiting to pounce. I saw these two guys coming out of the burnt undergrowth.
Miss Perkins said the other man was walking off with Lola in his arms. She said: “I screamed, ‘someone’s stealing my dog.’ I shouted at him: ‘Can you put my dog down please?”
One of the men dropped Lola down and the pair then ran away. A passing jogger stopped and helped to reassure Miss Perkins.