2020 Bite Blotter

Public safety is a top priority for us, and we work diligently to ensure dangerous domestic animals are kept from harming other animals and people. Our Animal Law Enforcement officers responded to more than 2,300 calls about aggressive domestic pets in El Paso and Pueblo Counties last year -- that's about six calls every day. Many other bites go unreported. Below is just a sampling of moderate to fatal dog 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, including encounters with wildlife, must be reported to the health department, even if Animal Law Enforcement isn't involved:

El Paso County Health Department

Pueblo County Health Department

Looking for 2019 data? Find it here. We've also put together a basic list of 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
More DOG
7/23/20
Moderate
Person
31
LEFT LEG
80920
More DOG
6/3/20
Moderate
Person
16
RIGHT ARM
80910
More OTHER
1/9/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK/LEG
81069
More DOG
5/8/20
Severe
Dog
FULL BODY
81005
More OTHER
7/22/20
Fatal
Dog
1
81005
More OTHER
7/22/20
Fatal
Dog
81005
More DOG
6/11/20
Fatal
Cat
TORSO
81004
More DOG
6/11/20
Fatal
Cat
TORSO
81004
More DOG
1/20/20
Moderate
Person
43
RIGHT LEG
80917
More DOG
4/27/20
Severe
Person
11
FACE
81001
More DOG
7/12/20
Moderate
Person
41
LEG
80919
More DOG
2/6/20
Moderate
Person
3
FACE
80922
More DOG
4/28/20
Moderate
Person
50
HAND
81008
More DOG
3/12/20
Severe
Person
36
MULTIPLE
81003
More DOG
7/17/20
Moderate
Person
29
RIGHT ANKLE
80920
More DOG
4/20/20
Moderate
Dog
STOMACH
80903
More DOG
7/15/20
Moderate
Dog
LEFT SIDE
80909
More DOG
4/20/20
Moderate
Dog
STOMACH
80903
More DOG
7/15/20
Moderate
Dog
LEFT SIDE
80909
More DOG
6/26/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/BODY
81005
More DOG
5/25/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
81001
More DOG
4/21/20
Severe
Person
17
FACE
80908
More DOG
6/26/20
Moderate
Dog
BODY/FACE
81005
More DOG
5/8/20
Severe
Dog
FULL BODY
81005
More
Female
DOG
4/5/20
Moderate
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80919
More
Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Person
51
RIGHT THUMB
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
7/2/20
Moderate
Person
34
RIGHT LEG
No
80911
More
Female
DOG
6/4/20
Moderate
Person
6
RIGHT CALF No
Yes
80921
More
Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Person
50
LEFT LIP
Yes
81007
More
Female
DOG
5/9/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK
No
81005
More
Female
DOG
6/4/20
Moderate
Person
35
LEFT CALF
No
81004
More
Female
DOG
1/12/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80817
More
Female
DOG
4/25/20
Fatal
Dog
STOMACH
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
4/3/20
Severe
Dog
NECK,HEAD No
No
81005
More
Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
LEFT REAR
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
6/6/20
Moderate
Person
1
FACE Yes
Yes
80917
More
Female
DOG
1/15/20
Severe
Dog
ALL OVER
Yes
80908
More
Female
DOG
1/17/20
Fatal
Dog
BODY No
Yes
80906
More
Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
EAR AND PAW
No
81001
More
Female
DOG
7/26/20
Moderate
Person
40
HANDS Yes
Yes
80911
More
Female
DOG
4/9/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
6/7/20
Moderate
Person
14
LEFT LEG No
Yes
80817
More
Female
DOG
7/26/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
Yes
80911
More
Female
DOG
7/26/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
Yes
80911
More
Female
DOG
4/9/20
Severe
Dog
RIGHT LEG
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
7/10/20
Moderate
Dog
HIND LEG
No
80920
More
Female
DOG
5/17/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK, EYE
No
81001
More
Female
DOG
4/9/20
Moderate
Person
51
RIGHT HAND
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
7/10/20
Moderate
Dog
HING LEG
Yes
80920
More
Female
DOG
3/6/20
Fatal
Cat
No
Yes
81001
More
Female
DOG
1/26/20
Severe
Dog
NECK/HEAD No
Yes
80918
More
Female
DOG
4/26/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK AND TAIL No
No
80907
More
Female
DOG
6/11/20
Moderate
Dog
LEFT EYE No
No
80916
More
Female
DOG
7/11/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE NECK
Yes
81005
More
Female
DOG
3/2/20
Severe
Cat
BODY
Yes
80916
More
Female
DOG
5/19/20
Moderate
Person
49
LEFT LEG
No
80817
More
Female
DOG
4/18/20
Moderate
Person
14
HAND Yes
Yes
80923
More
Female
DOG
7/12/20
Severe
Person
1
FACE/HEAD
Yes
80916
More
Female
DOG
5/14/20
Moderate
Dog
TORSO No
Yes
81022
More
Female
DOG
6/11/20
Moderate
Person
58
KNEE No
No
80916
More
Female
DOG
4/18/20
Severe
Dog
NECK Yes
Yes
80923
More
Female
DOG
4/5/20
Moderate
Dog
HEAD, NECK No
No
80907
More
Female
DOG
7/15/20
Moderate
Dog
7
NECK
80905
More
Female
DOG
3/7/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80904
More
Female
DOG
5/23/20
Severe
Person
2
ARM No
Yes
80911
More
Female
DOG
1/4/20
Moderate
Person
40
LEFT HAND
No
81003
More
Female
DOG
6/10/20
Moderate
Person
LEFT LEG
No
80917
More
Female
DOG
2/10/20
Severe
Dog
NECK No
Yes
80916
More
Female
DOG
4/29/20
Severe
Dog
REAR, TORSO
No
80904
More
Female
DOG
1/5/20
Severe
Person
3
LEFT EYE Yes
Yes
81004
More
Female
DOG
2/8/20
Moderate
Person
24
LEFT HAND
Yes
80817
More
Female
DOG
6/13/20
Moderate
Dog
LEG
No
80905
More
Female
DOG
2/12/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT LEG
No
80809
More
Female
DOG
3/9/20
Moderate
Person
59
RIGHT LEG
No
80903
More
Female
DOG
2/12/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT LEG
No
80809
More
Female
DOG
1/5/20
Moderate
Person
8
FACE No
Yes
81019
More
Female
DOG
4/30/20
Moderate
Person
9
LEFT HAND
Yes
80911
More
Female
DOG
7/14/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
No
80909
More
Female
DOG
7/14/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
Yes
80909
More
Female
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/NECK
Yes
80907
More
Female
DOG
4/15/20
Moderate
Person
FACE
Yes
80905
More
Female
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/NECK
No
80907
More
Female
DOG
1/11/20
Moderate
Cat
NECK
No
80906
More
Female
DOG
5/4/20
Fatal
Dog
HEAD No
Yes
80817
More
Female
DOG
3/24/20
Severe
Dog
EAR, HEAD
Yes
80922
More
Female
DOG
1/4/20
Moderate
Person
HANDS
Yes
80808
More
Female
DOG
5/4/20
Severe
Dog
NECK No
Yes
80922
More
Female
DOG
3/23/20
Fatal
Cat
TORSO No
Yes
81005
More
Female
DOG
5/25/20
Severe
Cat
HIND LEGS No
No
81001
More
Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80911
More
Female
DOG
7/19/20
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
No
80905
More
Female
DOG
3/23/20
Fatal
Cat
TORSO No
Yes
81005
More
Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
More
Female
DOG
2/19/20
Moderate
Person
7
HEAD AND ARM Yes
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
4/30/20
Severe
Dog
TORSO, LEG
Yes
80922
More
Female
DOG
3/24/20
Moderate
Person
22
ARM
Yes
80922
More
Female
DOG
5/27/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER
Yes
80911
More
Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
More
Female
DOG
4/21/20
Moderate
Dog
No
80904
More
Female
DOG
7/19/20
Fatal
Dog
SPINE/BODY Yes
Yes
80920

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