2019 Bite Blotter

Animal Law Enforcement receives reports of aggressive domestic animals every day. More than 1,000 animal bites were reported to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in El Paso County last year alone - that's about three every day. Many other bites go unreported. Below is just a sampling of moderate to fatal domestic animal bite reports this year. Every report of a potential dangerous animal is investigated and appropriate action is taken to best resolve each situation.

To report a dangerous/aggressive animal situation involving a domestic pet, call Animal Law Enforcement at 719.302.8798 or call 911. If you are active military, contact law enforcement on your base/post. All bites in El Paso County, including encounters with wildlife, must be reported to the health department.

Click here for some basic things you can do to help keep you and your pet safe and prevent a bite from happening.

We use the following information to categorize the severity of animal bites:

ModerateOne deep puncture, multiple moderately deep punctures and/or lacerations
SevereMultiple punctures and/or lacerations, deep gashes, damage resulting in serious bodily injury or permanent disfigurement
FatalResulting in the death of a domestic animal or human
Animal Sexsort descending Animal Type Bite Date Bite Severity Bite Victim Bite Victim Age Bite Wound Location Prior Bite History Spayed / Neutered ZIP Code
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Male
DOG
8/17/19
Moderate
Person
HAND/ARM
No
80909
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Male
DOG
4/8/19
Severe
Person
32
LEFT HAND
No
80910
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Male
DOG
8/1/19
Moderate
Dog
SHOULDER
Yes
80902
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Male
DOG
2/7/19
Moderate
Person
21
BOTH ARMS No
Yes
80909
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Male
DOG
10/20/19
Moderate
Person
5
LEFT ARM Yes
No
80909
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Male
DOG
6/1/19
Moderate
Dog
NECK/HEAD
Yes
80132
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Male
DOG
8/2/19
Moderate
Person
41
LEFT ARM
Yes
80908
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Male
DOG
12/19/19
Moderate
Dog
CHEST/FACE
Yes
80915
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Male
DOG
5/6/19
Moderate
Dog
LEG No
Yes
80906
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Male
DOG
7/3/19
Moderate
Person
FACE
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
3/6/19
Moderate
Person
16
LEG
No
80925
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Male
DOG
10/19/19
Moderate
Person
ARM
Yes
80916
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Male
DOG
8/25/19
Moderate
Person
9
LIP
Yes
80817
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Male
DOG
4/15/19
Moderate
Person
9
HEAD, FACE No
Yes
80831
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Male
DOG
5/6/19
Moderate
Person
20
FINGERS No
Yes
80906
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Male
DOG
5/10/19
Moderate
Dog
4
HEAD/PAW Yes
No
80925
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Male
DOG
6/15/19
Moderate
Dog
NECK
No
80951
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Male
DOG
3/6/19
Moderate
Person
16
LEG
No
80925
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Male
DOG
6/1/19
Moderate
Dog
NECK Yes
Yes
80909
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Male
DOG
12/20/19
Moderate
Person
10
CHIN/LIPS
No
81005
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Male
DOG
6/6/19
Moderate
Person
ARM
No
80909
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Male
DOG
2/10/19
Severe
Dog
13
ALL OVER
No
80910
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Male
DOG
9/28/19
Moderate
Person
THUMB
Yes
80817
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Male
DOG
5/10/19
Moderate
Dog
4
HEAD/PAW Yes
No
80925
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Male
DOG
7/3/19
Moderate
Person
3
FACE
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
10/16/19
Severe
Dog
BODY
Yes
80817
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Male
DOG
6/3/19
Severe
Dog
LEFT SIDE No
Yes
80923
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Male
DOG
8/27/19
Moderate
Person
10
THIGHS Yes
Yes
80132
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Male
DOG
4/18/19
Fatal
Cat
ALL OVER
Yes
80909
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Male
DOG
6/6/19
Moderate
Dog
MUZZLE
No
80909
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Male
DOG
2/9/19
Moderate
Person
22
FACE
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
9/29/19
Moderate
Person
36
LEFT BICEP
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
7/5/19
Moderate
Person
3
FACE
No
80817
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Male
DOG
6/4/19
Moderate
Person
HAND No
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
1/3/19
Moderate
Dog
2
MOUTH/LEGS Yes
No
80907
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Male
DOG
8/27/19
Moderate
Person
10
LEG Yes
Yes
80132
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Male
DOG
12/22/19
Moderate
Person
24
BODY
No
81001
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Male
DOG
6/8/19
Moderate
Person
65
HAND No
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
5/14/19
Moderate
Person
19
LEFT THIGH
No
80905
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Male
DOG
10/21/19
Moderate
Dog
NECK No
Yes
80919
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Male
DOG
6/8/19
Moderate
Person
65
HAND No
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
10/21/19
Moderate
Person
ARM No
Yes
80919
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Male
CAT
8/14/19
Moderate
Person
28
ARM
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
3/15/19
Moderate
Person
59
ARM
No
80817
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Male
DOG
12/23/19
Severe
Person
5
FACE/HEAD
Yes
80925
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Male
DOG
2/12/19
Severe
Person
39
ARM/FOOT
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
5/14/19
Moderate
Person
52
HAND/WRIST No
Yes
80831
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Male
DOG
1/6/19
Moderate
Person
55
RIGHT ARM
Yes
80904
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Male
DOG
8/29/19
Moderate
Person
5
RIGHT ARM
No
80919
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Male
DOG
4/22/19
Moderate
Person
ARM
Yes
80922
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Male
DOG
11/8/19
Moderate
Person
65
FACE No
Yes
80809
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Male
DOG
6/10/19
Fatal
Dog
BACK
Yes
80817
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Male
DOG
2/12/19
Moderate
Dog
LEFT LEG
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
5/16/19
Moderate
Person
FOREARM
No
80905
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Male
DOG
1/11/19
Moderate
Person
31
FACE
No
80817
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Male
DOG
4/24/19
Moderate
Person
FACE No
No
80915
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Male
DOG
6/2/19
Moderate
Dog
ALL OVER
No
80911
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Male
DOG
2/3/19
Severe
Person
7
HEAD
No
80923
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Male
DOG
3/11/19
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
No
80906
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Male
DOG
10/24/19
Severe
Person
ANKLES/LEGS Yes
No
80906
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Male
DOG
7/18/19
Severe
Person
LEFT HAND
Yes
80922

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