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 Sex Animal Type Bite Date Bite Severity Bite Victim Bite Victim Age Bite Wound Location Prior Bite History Spayed / Neuteredsort descending ZIP Code
More DOG
3/12/20
Severe
Person
36
MULTIPLE
81003
More DOG
4/28/20
Moderate
Person
50
HAND
81008
More DOG
4/20/20
Moderate
Dog
STOMACH
80903
More DOG
4/20/20
Moderate
Dog
STOMACH
80903
More DOG
1/20/20
Moderate
Person
43
RIGHT LEG
80917
More DOG
4/21/20
Severe
Person
17
FACE
80908
More DOG
5/25/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
81001
More DOG
4/27/20
Severe
Person
11
FACE
81001
More DOG
2/6/20
Moderate
Person
3
FACE
80922
More DOG
5/8/20
Severe
Dog
FULL BODY
81005
More OTHER
1/9/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK/LEG
81069
More DOG
5/8/20
Severe
Dog
FULL BODY
81005
More
Female
DOG
2/12/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT LEG
No
80809
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Male
DOG
4/17/20
Moderate
Person
8
SHOULDER No
No
80918
More
Female
DOG
4/25/20
Fatal
Dog
STOMACH
No
81007
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Male
DOG
5/9/20
Moderate
Person
38
FINGER No
No
80906
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Male
DOG
1/15/20
Moderate
Person
60
L HAND
No
80921
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Female
DOG
4/3/20
Severe
Dog
NECK,HEAD No
No
81005
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Male
DOG
4/17/20
Severe
Person
34
ARM No
No
80916
More
Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
LEFT REAR
No
81007
More
Male
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Person
31
ARM
No
80921
More
Male
DOG
1/8/20
Fatal
Dog
THROAT No
No
80925
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Male
DOG
2/28/20
Moderate
Dog
BODY
No
81006
More
Male
DOG
3/15/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK
No
81001
More
Male
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
EAR AND PAW
No
81001
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Male
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Person
29
LEG & ARM
No
80921
More
Male
DOG
3/19/20
Fatal
Dog
HEAD, TORSO
No
80917
More
Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
EAR AND PAW
No
81001
More
Male
DOG
5/6/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE
No
80916
More
Female
DOG
1/11/20
Moderate
Cat
NECK
No
80906
More
Female
DOG
4/9/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/NECK
No
80907
More
Male
DOG
1/13/20
Moderate
Person
49
RIGHT LEG
No
81001
More
Male
DOG
3/1/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK/HEAD
No
80905
More
Male
DOG
4/9/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK
No
81007
More
Male
DOG
5/13/20
Moderate
Person
FACE No
No
80923
More
Male
DOG
5/25/20
Severe
Cat
HIND LEGS No
No
81001
More
Female
DOG
4/9/20
Severe
Dog
RIGHT LEG
No
81007
More
Male
DOG
4/21/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK No
No
80911
More
Male
DOG
4/23/20
Severe
Person
12
ARMS AND LEGS
No
80925
More
Female
DOG
5/25/20
Severe
Cat
HIND LEGS No
No
81001
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
4/9/20
Moderate
Person
51
RIGHT HAND
No
81007
More
Male
DOG
4/26/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK AND TAIL No
No
80907
More
Female
DOG
5/17/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK, EYE
No
81001
More
Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
More
Male
DOG
2/18/20
Moderate
Person
57
LEFT ARM Yes
No
81019
More
Male
DOG
3/6/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT ELBOW Yes
No
80918
More
Male
DOG
4/9/20
Moderate
Person
47
RIGHT ARM, HAND No
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
4/21/20
Moderate
Dog
No
80904
More
Female
DOG
4/26/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK AND TAIL No
No
80907
More
Male
DOG
5/15/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80923
More
Male
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
More
Male
DOG
1/27/20
Severe
Person
2
FACE
No
80817
More
Female
DOG
3/26/20
Fatal
Dog
TORSO No
No
81005
More
Male
DOG
4/9/20
Moderate
Person
47
RIGHT ARM, HAND No
No
81007
More
Male
DOG
5/18/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK
No
80917
More
Male
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
BUTTOCKS
No
81008
More
Male
DOG
1/3/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT ARM
No
80906
More
Male
DOG
3/1/20
Moderate
Person
15
RIGHT HAND
No
80905
More
Male
DOG
3/4/20
Moderate
Dog
TORSO
No
80923
More
Male
DOG
4/8/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT BICEP
No
80910
More
Female
DOG
5/19/20
Moderate
Person
49
LEFT LEG
No
80817
More
Male
DOG
2/1/20
Moderate
Person
11
REAR THIGH
No
81001
More
Male
DOG
3/1/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK AND HEAD
No
80905
More
Male
DOG
4/2/20
Moderate
Person
20
BODY No
No
80907
More
Female
DOG
4/23/20
Moderate
Person
35
LEG Yes
No
81001
More
Male
DOG
5/19/20
Moderate
Person
49
LEFT LEG
No
80817
More
Male
DOG
2/6/20
Moderate
Person
40
LEFT HAND Yes
No
80907
More
Male
DOG
2/21/20
Moderate
Person
CHIN No
No
80921
More
Male
DOG
4/6/20
Moderate
Person
52
ARM No
No
81007
More
Male
DOG
4/11/20
Moderate
Dog
HINDQUARTER
No
80921
More
Female
DOG
4/23/20
Moderate
Person
HAND AND ARM
No
80817
More
Female
DOG
5/7/20
Moderate
Dog
BACK LEGS
No
80132
More
Male
DOG
1/2/20
Moderate
Dog
HEAD/NECK
No
80910
More
Male
DOG
2/23/20
Moderate
Person
20
L FOREARM
No
More
Female
DOG
3/7/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80904
More
Female
DOG
4/5/20
Moderate
Dog
HEAD, NECK No
No
80907
More
Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Person
50
RIGHT THUMB
No
81007
More
Female
DOG
1/4/20
Moderate
Person
40
LEFT HAND
No
81003
More
Male
DOG
2/22/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN Yes
No
80903
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
4/29/20
Severe
Dog
REAR, TORSO
No
80904
More
Male
DOG
1/10/20
Moderate
Person
58
LEFT THIGH
No
81001
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
Male
DOG
4/8/20
Severe
Person
3
FACE Yes
No
80909
More
Male
DOG
4/30/20
Severe
Person
8
HEAD, TORSO Yes
No
80906
More
Female
DOG
5/9/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK
No
81005
More
Male
DOG
1/7/20
Moderate
Person
50
LEFT CALF No
Yes
81003
More
Female
DOG
1/12/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80817
More
Male
DOG
2/13/20
Severe
Person
24
HAND/WRIST Yes
Yes
80907
More
Male
DOG
4/8/20
Severe
Dog
ABDOMEN No
Yes
80920
More
Male
DOG
5/22/20
Moderate
Person
47
ARMS
Yes
80917
More
Female
DOG
1/5/20
Moderate
Person
8
FACE No
Yes
81019
More
Male
DOG
2/14/20
Moderate
Person
31
LEFT CALF
Yes
80908
More
Male
DOG
2/24/20
Moderate
Person
7
FACE
Yes
80905
More
Male
DOG
3/11/20
Moderate
Dog
RIGHT LEG
Yes
80915

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