Two suspects remain at large in the Mission after holding up a 20-year-old man and his dog at knifepoint early Friday morning.

Mission Local reports the victim and its human companion were out for a walk near the intersection of Bartlett and 22nd Streets around 3:15 a.m. this morning when they were approached by two 20-something suspects. One of the suspects brandished a knife while the other nabbed the dog.

After a verbal confrontation, the suspect released the dog and the pair took off on foot. The owner, however, noticed his best friend had just been stabbed and rushed the pup to a nearby animal hospital. The dog, sadly, succumbed to its injuries.

So far police have offered no description of the suspects, nor the breed of the dog, but anyone with any information about the killing is encouraged to call SFPD's tipline at 415-575-4444 or send tips via text to TIP411 with "sfpd" in the message.

For everyone else, here is an emergency puppy:

[The Snitch]