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 Victimsort descending Bite Victim Age Bite Wound Location Prior Bite History Spayed / Neutered ZIP Code
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Male
DOG
1/11/20
Moderate
Cat
NECK
Yes
80906
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Female
DOG
1/11/20
Moderate
Cat
NECK
No
80906
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Female
DOG
1/15/20
Severe
Dog
ALL OVER
Yes
80908
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Female
DOG
1/17/20
Fatal
Dog
BODY No
Yes
80906
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Male
DOG
1/17/20
Fatal
Dog
BODY No
Yes
80906
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Female
DOG
1/26/20
Severe
Dog
NECK/HEAD No
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
1/2/20
Moderate
Dog
HEAD/NECK
No
80910
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Male
DOG
1/8/20
Fatal
Dog
THROAT No
No
80925
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80911
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
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Male
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
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Female
DOG
1/5/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT BODY No
Yes
80911
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Female
DOG
1/5/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT BODY No
Yes
80911
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1/9/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK/LEG
81069
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Female
DOG
1/12/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80817
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Male
DOG
1/13/20
Moderate
Person
49
RIGHT LEG
No
81001
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1/20/20
Moderate
Person
43
RIGHT LEG
80917
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Male
DOG
1/21/20
Moderate
Person
84
LEFT HAND
Yes
81008
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Male
DOG
1/27/20
Severe
Person
2
FACE
No
80817
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Male
DOG
1/11/20
Moderate
Person
25
RIGHT THIGH/HAND
Yes
81023
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Moderate
Person
40
LEFT HAND
No
81003
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Female
DOG
1/5/20
Severe
Person
3
LEFT EYE Yes
Yes
81004
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Male
DOG
1/7/20
Moderate
Person
50
LEFT CALF No
Yes
81003
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Female
DOG
1/5/20
Moderate
Person
8
FACE No
Yes
81019
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Moderate
Person
HANDS
Yes
80808
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Male
DOG
1/3/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT ARM
No
80906
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Female
DOG
1/5/20
Moderate
Person
1
RIGHT EYE Yes
Yes
80902
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Male
DOG
1/10/20
Moderate
Person
58
LEFT THIGH
No
81001
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Male
DOG
1/15/20
Moderate
Person
60
L HAND
No
80921