Soon Han: 80-year-old California woman mauled to death by two hunting dogs during morning walk

Soon Han: 80-year-old California woman mauled to death by two hunting dogs during morning walk
The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department said in a news release that deputies found 80-year-old Soon Han unresponsive on roadside (Larry W Smith/Getty Images)

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: A California woman named Soon Han was mauled to death by two hunting dogs that escaped from a nearby house and attacked her during a morning walk. On Oct 7, a Friday morning, the 80-year-old Han was found dead on the side of the road in the remote Baldy Mesa area of the Mojave Desert.

The dogs, known as Dogo Argentinos, were taken to a shelter. Han "suffered major injuries during the attack and was pronounced dead at the scene," the San Bernardino County coroner reported. Officials also said they had identified the dog's owner and were prepared to assist him with the ongoing investigation. San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control are responsible for the two dogs being housed there while the incident is investigated.


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Dogo Argentinos are pack-hunting dogs bred for big-game hunting of predators including wild boar, mountain lions, and pumas, claims the American Kennel Club. The Dogo appears to have tremendous power and energy, and are bred to locate, pursue, and capture dangerous game. They have a keen sense of smell, excellent lung capacity, and a strong, yet agile, muscular frame.

The Dogo face has a definite sharpness to it and is alert and intelligent. Due to their focus, size, and general temperament, they are frequently trained for search and rescue operations, police work, and as service dogs.

In the United States, more than 4.5 million individuals are attacked by dogs each year, according to the National Library of Medicine. Dogs kill between 30 and 50 people each year. In the previous year, 46 people passed away. Severe dog bite and assault injuries necessitate around 30,000 reconstructive procedures involving sutures, staples, and other challenges, as reported by SneedMitchell.

A recent dog attack claimed the lives of two innocent children. On Wednesday, October 5, two pit bulls attacked, killing two children and injuring their mother, and fled the scene. The two dogs, Mia and Cheech, were euthanized after the brutal attack at the family's home on Sylvan Road near Memphis, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office announced. The dogs had lived in the family without being involved in a violent incident for eight years.

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