Veterinarian Mimi Nguyen's routine one day in late August wasn't anything out of the ordinary.
"I was just walking home from work like any normal day and Boo Boo came with me." she says.
Boo Boo, was Mimi's 15-year-old Maltipoo who lived quite a vibrant life with Mimi and her fiancé.
"In his younger years... he was feisty."
That is until that fateful walk near Market and Octavia Streets. When in an instant, in less than 10 seconds, everything changed.
𝗠𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝘂𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗼 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗜𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝗻 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼:“𝙸 𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙱𝚘𝚘 𝙱𝚘𝚘’𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚐’𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚝𝚑.”— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) September 20, 2021
Mimi was walking 15-year old Boo Boo around Market & Octavia when a pit bull lunged (1/3) pic.twitter.com/jqtZNqsKzr
Mimi is a vet & knew the puncture wounds in Boo Boo’s head were too severe. He died shortly after.— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) September 20, 2021
SFPD is using this video in their investigation. Tho Mimi says the incident happened so quickly she doesn’t remember what the woman looked like. The woman appears to walk away. pic.twitter.com/5xEXjs5mlF
"I turned my head and my dog Boo Boo's head was in the dog's mouth. I couldn't do anything about it." Said Mimi outside the new vet office she is now employed at along Polk Street.
SFPD says Boo Boo was attacked by a woman with a pit bull. As Mimi scrambled to carry Boo Boo back to the vet's office where she previously worked, it was too late.
"There were puncture wounds in his head. I did the best I could."
Boo Boo was dead. And the woman with the pit bull was gone. While Mimi is not confident she or the pit bull will ever be found...she is hoping someone will identify the woman and "get justice for Boo Boo."
She and SFPD advise pet owners to be aware of their surroundings. While video being used in the investigation shows the pit bull appearing to be on a leash, the Vicious and Dangerous Dog Unit reminds the public to report dogs that are unleashed in areas where one should be used.