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 Agesort descending Bite Wound Location Prior Bite History Spayed / Neutered ZIP Code
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Female
DOG
5/9/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK
No
81005
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Female
DOG
6/13/20
Moderate
Dog
LEG
No
80905
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Male
DOG
7/14/20
Fatal
Dog
BODY No
Yes
80906
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Female
DOG
2/12/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT LEG
No
80809
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Male
DOG
2/24/20
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
Yes
81008
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Male
DOG
6/9/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK
Yes
81003
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Male
DOG
7/1/20
Moderate
Dog
LEFT FRONT LEG
No
81003
More OTHER
7/22/20
Fatal
Dog
81005
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Female
DOG
1/12/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80817
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Female
DOG
2/12/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT LEG
No
80809
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Male
DOG
4/8/20
Severe
Dog
ABDOMEN No
Yes
80920
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Female
DOG
4/25/20
Fatal
Dog
STOMACH
No
81007
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Male
DOG
6/13/20
Moderate
Person
MULT PUNCT Yes
No
80817
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Male
DOG
7/3/20
Fatal
Dog
TORSO
No
81005
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Female
DOG
7/14/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
No
80909
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Male
DOG
7/23/20
Fatal
Dog
FULL BODY
No
81005
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Male
DOG
3/11/20
Moderate
Dog
RIGHT LEG
Yes
80915
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Female
DOG
4/3/20
Severe
Dog
NECK,HEAD No
No
81005
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Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
LEFT REAR
No
81007
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Male
DOG
5/1/20
Fatal
Dog
ABDOMEN No
Yes
80817
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Male
DOG
5/9/20
Moderate
Dog
EYE
Yes
81007
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Male
DOG
6/13/20
Moderate
Person
HANDS/LEGS Yes
No
80817
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Female
DOG
7/14/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
Yes
80909
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Male
DOG
1/8/20
Fatal
Dog
THROAT No
No
80925
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Female
DOG
1/15/20
Severe
Dog
ALL OVER
Yes
80908
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Male
DOG
2/15/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT LEG Yes
Yes
81005
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Male
DOG
2/28/20
Moderate
Dog
BODY
No
81006
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Male
DOG
3/15/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK
No
81001
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Male
DOG
2/10/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK, HEAD
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
4/18/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK Yes
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
EAR AND PAW
No
81001
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Male
DOG
4/27/20
Moderate
Person
ARM, LEGS
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
5/6/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE
No
80916
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Female
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/NECK
Yes
80907
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Male
DOG
6/4/20
Moderate
Dog
HEAD
Yes
80908
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Male
DOG
1/11/20
Moderate
Cat
NECK
Yes
80906
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Female
DOG
1/17/20
Fatal
Dog
BODY No
Yes
80906
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Male
DOG
2/15/20
Moderate
Dog
NOSE Yes
Yes
81005
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Male
DOG
2/18/20
Severe
Dog
NECK No
Yes
80904
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Male
DOG
3/19/20
Fatal
Dog
HEAD, TORSO
No
80917
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Female
DOG
4/15/20
Moderate
Person
FACE
Yes
80905
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Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
EAR AND PAW
No
81001
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Female
DOG
5/4/20
Fatal
Dog
HEAD No
Yes
80817
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Female
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/NECK
No
80907
More DOG
7/15/20
Moderate
Dog
LEFT SIDE
80909
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Female
DOG
1/11/20
Moderate
Cat
NECK
No
80906
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Male
DOG
1/17/20
Fatal
Dog
BODY No
Yes
80906
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Male
DOG
2/29/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT HAND
Yes
80916
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Female
DOG
4/9/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK
No
81007
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4/20/20
Moderate
Dog
STOMACH
80903
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Female
DOG
5/4/20
Severe
Dog
NECK No
Yes
80922
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Male
DOG
5/13/20
Moderate
Person
FACE No
No
80923
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Male
DOG
5/25/20
Severe
Cat
HIND LEGS No
No
81001
More DOG
6/11/20
Fatal
Cat
TORSO
81004
More DOG
7/15/20
Moderate
Dog
LEFT SIDE
80909
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Female
DOG
7/26/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
Yes
80911
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Moderate
Person
HANDS
Yes
80808
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Male
DOG
3/1/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK/HEAD
No
80905
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Female
DOG
3/24/20
Severe
Dog
EAR, HEAD
Yes
80922
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Male
DOG
4/9/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK
No
81007
More DOG
4/20/20
Moderate
Dog
STOMACH
80903
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Male
DOG
4/26/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT PALM
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
5/4/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK
Yes
80909
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Male
DOG
5/16/20
Moderate
Dog
LEGS, FACE
Yes
80817
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Female
DOG
5/25/20
Severe
Cat
HIND LEGS No
No
81001
More DOG
6/11/20
Fatal
Cat
TORSO
81004
More DOG
6/26/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/BODY
81005
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Female
DOG
7/10/20
Moderate
Dog
HIND LEG
No
80920
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Female
DOG
7/19/20
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
No
80905
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Female
DOG
7/26/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
Yes
80911
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
2/16/20
Fatal
Cat
SPINE
Yes
80831
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Male
DOG
2/24/20
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
Yes
81008
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Female
DOG
3/23/20
Fatal
Cat
TORSO No
Yes
81005
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Female
DOG
4/9/20
Severe
Dog
RIGHT LEG
No
81007
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Male
DOG
4/21/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK No
No
80911
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Female
DOG
4/30/20
Severe
Dog
TORSO, LEG
Yes
80922
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Female
DOG
5/17/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK, EYE
No
81001
More DOG
5/25/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
81001
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Male
DOG
6/11/20
Moderate
Person
ARMS
No
80906
More DOG
6/26/20
Moderate
Dog
BODY/FACE
81005
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Female
DOG
7/10/20
Moderate
Dog
HING LEG
Yes
80920
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Male
DOG
7/19/20
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
6/24/20
Moderate
Person
ARM No
Yes
80908
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
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Female
DOG
3/6/20
Fatal
Cat
No
Yes
81001
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Female
DOG
3/23/20
Fatal
Cat
TORSO No
Yes
81005
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Male
DOG
4/26/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK AND TAIL No
No
80907
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Male
DOG
5/5/20
Severe
Dog
BODY
Yes
80915
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Male
DOG
5/15/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80923
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Female
DOG
5/27/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
6/11/20
Moderate
Dog
MUZZLE Yes
Yes
80902
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Male
DOG
6/27/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
No
80906
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Male
DOG
7/11/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE NECK
No
81005
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Female
DOG
7/19/20
Fatal
Dog
SPINE/BODY Yes
Yes
80920
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
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Female
DOG
1/26/20
Severe
Dog
NECK/HEAD No
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
3/6/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT ELBOW Yes
No
80918
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Female
DOG
4/21/20
Moderate
Dog
No
80904
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Female
DOG
4/26/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK AND TAIL No
No
80907

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