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 / Neutered ZIP Codesort descending
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Male
DOG
2/23/20
Moderate
Person
20
L FOREARM
No
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Male
DOG
4/27/20
Moderate
Person
42
HAND AND ARMS
Yes
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Male
DOG
2/21/20
Fatal
Cat
STOMACH
Yes
80132
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Female
DOG
5/7/20
Moderate
Dog
BACK LEGS
No
80132
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Moderate
Person
HANDS
Yes
80808
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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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Male
DOG
5/1/20
Fatal
Dog
ABDOMEN No
Yes
80817
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Male
DOG
1/27/20
Severe
Person
2
FACE
No
80817
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Female
DOG
5/4/20
Fatal
Dog
HEAD No
Yes
80817
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Female
DOG
5/19/20
Moderate
Person
49
LEFT LEG
No
80817
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Female
DOG
1/12/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80817
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Male
DOG
5/19/20
Moderate
Person
49
LEFT LEG
No
80817
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Female
DOG
4/22/20
Fatal
Dog
No
Yes
80817
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Female
DOG
2/8/20
Moderate
Person
24
LEFT HAND
Yes
80817
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Male
DOG
5/16/20
Moderate
Dog
LEGS, FACE
Yes
80817
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Female
DOG
4/23/20
Moderate
Person
HAND AND ARM
No
80817
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Male
DOG
2/16/20
Fatal
Cat
SPINE
Yes
80831
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Female
DOG
1/5/20
Moderate
Person
1
RIGHT EYE Yes
Yes
80902
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Male
DOG
2/22/20
Moderate
Dog
ABDOMEN Yes
No
80903
More DOG
4/20/20
Moderate
Dog
STOMACH
80903
More DOG
4/20/20
Moderate
Dog
STOMACH
80903
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Female
DOG
3/9/20
Moderate
Person
59
RIGHT LEG
No
80903
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Female
DOG
3/7/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80904
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Female
DOG
4/21/20
Moderate
Dog
No
80904
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Male
DOG
2/18/20
Severe
Dog
NECK No
Yes
80904
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Female
DOG
4/29/20
Severe
Dog
REAR, TORSO
No
80904
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Female
DOG
4/15/20
Moderate
Person
FACE
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
3/1/20
Moderate
Person
15
RIGHT HAND
No
80905
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Male
DOG
3/1/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK AND HEAD
No
80905
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Male
DOG
2/24/20
Moderate
Person
7
FACE
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
4/14/20
Moderate
Person
21
RIGHT THUM Yes
Yes
80905
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Female
DOG
4/22/20
Severe
Person
4
FACE No
Yes
80905
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Male
DOG
3/1/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK/HEAD
No
80905
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Female
DOG
4/6/20
Moderate
Person
82
LEFT HAND
Yes
80906
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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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Male
DOG
5/9/20
Moderate
Person
38
FINGER No
No
80906
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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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Male
DOG
4/30/20
Severe
Person
8
HEAD, TORSO Yes
No
80906
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Male
DOG
1/3/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT ARM
No
80906
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Female
DOG
4/26/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK AND TAIL No
No
80907
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Female
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/NECK
Yes
80907
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Male
DOG
3/20/20
Moderate
Person
26
FACE Yes
Yes
80907
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Female
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE/NECK
No
80907
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Male
DOG
2/13/20
Severe
Person
24
HAND/WRIST Yes
Yes
80907
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Male
DOG
2/6/20
Moderate
Person
40
LEFT HAND Yes
No
80907
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Female
DOG
4/5/20
Moderate
Dog
HEAD, NECK No
No
80907
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Male
DOG
3/7/20
Moderate
Dog
LEGS
Yes
80907
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Male
DOG
4/2/20
Moderate
Person
20
BODY No
No
80907
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Male
DOG
4/26/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK AND TAIL No
No
80907
More DOG
4/21/20
Severe
Person
17
FACE
80908
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Female
DOG
1/15/20
Severe
Dog
ALL OVER
Yes
80908
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Male
DOG
2/14/20
Moderate
Person
31
LEFT CALF
Yes
80908
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Male
DOG
4/8/20
Severe
Person
3
FACE Yes
No
80909
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Male
DOG
5/4/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK
Yes
80909
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Male
DOG
4/18/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK Yes
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
4/27/20
Moderate
Person
ARM, LEGS
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
4/8/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT BICEP
No
80910
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Male
DOG
1/2/20
Moderate
Dog
HEAD/NECK
No
80910
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Female
DOG
2/21/20
Fatal
Cat
LEG
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
5/5/20
Severe
Person
12
ARM No
Yes
80910
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Female
DOG
2/21/20
Fatal
Cat
LEG
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
5/4/20
Severe
Person
6
RIGHT ARM
Yes
80910
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Male
DOG
4/26/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT PALM
Yes
80910
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Female
DOG
1/4/20
Fatal
Dog
ALL OVER No
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
4/21/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK 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
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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Female
DOG
5/23/20
Severe
Person
2
ARM No
Yes
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
4/30/20
Moderate
Person
9
LEFT HAND
Yes
80911
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Female
DOG
1/5/20
Moderate
Dog
FRONT BODY No
Yes
80911
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Male
DOG
5/5/20
Severe
Dog
BODY
Yes
80915
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Male
DOG
3/11/20
Moderate
Dog
RIGHT LEG
Yes
80915
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Female
DOG
3/2/20
Severe
Cat
BODY
Yes
80916
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Male
DOG
5/6/20
Moderate
Dog
FACE
No
80916
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Female
DOG
2/10/20
Severe
Dog
NECK No
Yes
80916
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Male
DOG
2/29/20
Moderate
Person
RIGHT HAND
Yes
80916
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Male
DOG
4/17/20
Severe
Person
34
ARM No
No
80916
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Male
DOG
3/19/20
Fatal
Dog
HEAD, TORSO
No
80917
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Male
DOG
5/18/20
Fatal
Dog
NECK
No
80917
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Male
DOG
5/22/20
Moderate
Person
47
ARMS
Yes
80917
More DOG
1/20/20
Moderate
Person
43
RIGHT LEG
80917
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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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Male
DOG
2/12/20
Moderate
Person
26
BOTH HANDS
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
4/10/20
Moderate
Dog
TORSO No
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
2/10/20
Moderate
Dog
NECK, HEAD
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
2/10/20
Moderate
Person
39
RIGHT HAND
Yes
80918
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Male
DOG
4/17/20
Moderate
Person
8
SHOULDER No
No
80918
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Female
DOG
4/5/20
Moderate
Dog
ALL OVER No
No
80919
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Male
DOG
4/8/20
Severe
Dog
ABDOMEN No
Yes
80920
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Male
DOG
5/9/20
Moderate
Person
19
FACE, NOSE No
Yes
80920
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Male
DOG
4/25/20
Severe
Person
34
RIGHT LEG No
Yes
80920
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Male
DOG
5/23/20
Moderate
Person
29
LEG & ARM
No
80921
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Male
DOG
1/15/20
Moderate
Person
60
L HAND
No
80921

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