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 Locationsort descending Prior Bite History Spayed / Neutered ZIP Code
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Female
DOG
4/21/20
Moderate
Dog
No
80904
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Female
DOG
4/22/20
Fatal
Dog
No
Yes
80817
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7/22/20
Fatal
Dog
1
81005
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7/22/20
Fatal
Dog
81005
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Female
DOG
3/6/20
Fatal
Cat
No
Yes
81001
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Female
DOG
7/14/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
No
80909
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Male
DOG
5/1/20
Fatal
Dog
ABDOMEN No
Yes
80817
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Female
DOG
7/14/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
Yes
80909
More DOG
5/25/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN
81001
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Male
DOG
2/22/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN Yes
No
80903
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Male
DOG
4/8/20
Severe
Dog
ABDOMEN No
Yes
80920
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Male
DOG
5/8/20
Moderate
Person
8
ABDOMEN
Yes
81004
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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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Female
DOG
5/27/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80911
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Female
DOG
4/5/20
Moderate
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80919
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Female
DOG
1/12/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80817
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Female
DOG
1/15/20
Severe
Dog
ALL OVER
Yes
80908
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Male
DOG
5/15/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80923
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Male
DOG
7/29/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER
No
80907
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Female
DOG
3/7/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80904
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Male
DOG
4/17/20
Severe
Person
34
ARM No
No
80916
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Male
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Person
31
ARM
No
80921
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Female
DOG
3/24/20
Moderate
Person
22
ARM
Yes
80922
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Male
DOG
5/5/20
Severe
Person
12
ARM No
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
4/6/20
Moderate
Person
52
ARM No
No
81007
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Male
DOG
6/24/20
Moderate
Person
ARM No
Yes
80908
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Female
DOG
5/23/20
Severe
Person
2
ARM No
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
7/14/20
Moderate
Person
61
ARM, LEG No
Yes
80906
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Male
DOG
4/27/20
Moderate
Person
ARM, LEGS
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
5/22/20
Moderate
Person
47
ARMS
Yes
80917
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Male
DOG
6/11/20
Moderate
Person
ARMS
No
80906
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Male
DOG
4/23/20
Severe
Person
12
ARMS AND LEGS
No
80925
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Female
DOG
6/30/20
Moderate
Dog
BACK No
Yes
80923
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Female
DOG
6/30/20
Moderate
Dog
BACK No
No
80923
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Female
DOG
5/7/20
Moderate
Dog
BACK LEGS
No
80132
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Female
DOG
7/19/20
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
No
80905
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Male
DOG
7/19/20
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
6/27/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
No
80906
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Male
DOG
5/5/20
Severe
Dog
BODY
Yes
80915
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Female
DOG
6/27/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
Yes
80906
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Male
DOG
6/27/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
No
80906
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Female
DOG
7/17/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
Yes
80921
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Male
DOG
4/2/20
Moderate
Person
20
BODY No
No
80907
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Male
DOG
2/24/20
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
Yes
81008
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Male
DOG
2/28/20
Moderate
Dog
BODY
No
81006
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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
7/26/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
2/24/20
Fatal
Cat
BODY No
Yes
81008
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Female
DOG
7/26/20
Severe
Dog
BODY Yes
Yes
80911
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Female
DOG
3/2/20
Severe
Cat
BODY
Yes
80916
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Male
DOG
4/28/20
Severe
Dog
BODY
Yes
81001
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Male
DOG
7/14/20
Fatal
Dog
BODY No
Yes
80906
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Female
DOG
5/21/20
Moderate
Dog
BODY & LEG
No
81003
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6/26/20
Moderate
Dog
BODY/FACE
81005
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Male
DOG
7/6/20
Moderate
Person
16
BOTH ARMS Yes
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
2/12/20
Moderate
Person
26
BOTH HANDS
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
BUTTOCKS
No
81008
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Male
DOG
6/22/20
Moderate
Person
5
CHEEK/LIP
No
81001
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Male
DOG
2/21/20
Moderate
Person
CHIN No
No
80921
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Male
DOG
7/1/20
Moderate
Person
1
CHIN/MOUTH No
Yes
80919
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Male
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
EAR AND PAW
No
81001
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Female
DOG
4/25/20
Moderate
Dog
EAR AND PAW
No
81001
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Female
DOG
3/24/20
Severe
Dog
EAR, HEAD
Yes
80922
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Female
DOG
7/15/20
Moderate
Dog
EAR/NECK
Yes
80909
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Male
DOG
7/15/20
Moderate
Dog
EAR/NECK
No
80909
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Male
DOG
5/9/20
Moderate
Dog
EYE
Yes
81007
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Female
DOG
1/5/20
Moderate
Person
8
FACE No
Yes
81019
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Female
DOG
4/15/20
Moderate
Person
FACE
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
6/15/20
Severe
Person
36
FACE
No
81001
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Male
DOG
3/20/20
Moderate
Person
26
FACE Yes
Yes
80907
More DOG
4/21/20
Severe
Person
17
FACE
80908
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Female
DOG
4/22/20
Severe
Person
4
FACE No
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
4/8/20
Severe
Person
3
FACE Yes
No
80909
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Male
DOG
2/24/20
Moderate
Person
7
FACE
Yes
80905
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Female
DOG
6/6/20
Moderate
Person
1
FACE Yes
Yes
80917
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Male
DOG
6/20/20
Moderate
Person
3
FACE Yes
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
5/6/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE
No
80916
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Male
DOG
7/9/20
Severe
Person
1
FACE No
No
80910
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Male
DOG
5/13/20
Moderate
Person
FACE No
No
80923
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Male
DOG
1/27/20
Severe
Person
2
FACE
No
80817
More DOG
4/27/20
Severe
Person
11
FACE
81001
More DOG
2/6/20
Moderate
Person
3
FACE
80922
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Male
DOG
7/11/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE NECK
No
81005
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Female
DOG
7/11/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE NECK
Yes
81005
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Male
DOG
5/9/20
Moderate
Person
19
FACE, NOSE No
Yes
80920
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6/26/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/BODY
81005
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Female
DOG
7/12/20
Severe
Person
1
FACE/HEAD
Yes
80916
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Female
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/NECK
Yes
80907
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Male
DOG
6/17/20
Moderate
Person
2
FACE/NECK No
Yes
80915
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Female
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/NECK
No
80907
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Male
DOG
7/24/20
Severe
Person
22
FACE/WRIST
Yes
80909
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Male
DOG
5/9/20
Moderate
Person
38
FINGER No
No
80906
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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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Female
DOG
2/12/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT LEG
No
80809
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Female
DOG
2/12/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT LEG
No
80809

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