A 20-year-old man was out walking his dog at 3 a.m. today near 22nd and Bartlett streets when two 20-somethings confronted him, according to a police report. One of the suspects grabbed the victim’s dog while the other pulled out a knife.

The group argued and then the suspects released the dog and fled on foot. The victim realized quickly that his dog had been stabbed and he rushed it to a nearby hospital where it died of its injuries.

No arrests have been made.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.

Victims of violent crime can contact the Trauma Recover Center at UCSF.