Woman, 80, mauled to death by dogs in San Bernardino County

An 80-year-old woman who was out walking was beaten to death by two dogs in Baldy Mesa, an unincorporated area in San Bernardino County, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies found Soon Han lying on the street near the intersection of Vinton Street and Mesa Road shortly after 11 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Han, who sustained serious injuries in the attack, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two Dogo Argentino dogs have been captured and are being held by the county’s Animal Control Board while the department continues its investigation, authorities said.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the case to call the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 552-6800 or the Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. People can also submit an anonymous tip on wetip.com.

Fatal dog attacks are rare. A nonprofit organization DogsBite.org tracked 568 dog bite-related deaths in the United States between 2005 and 2020, about 35 per year.

But some countries like Denmark have banned Dogo Argentinos because they say the breed is too dangerous.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-09/80-year-old-woman-mauled-to-death-by-two-dogs-in-san-bernardino-county Woman, 80, mauled to death by dogs in San Bernardino County

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