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

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

Click here for some basic things you can do to help keep you and your pet safe and prevent a bite from happening.

Animal Sex Animal Type Date Sort ascending Severity Victim Victim Age Wound Location Prior Bite History Spayed / Neutered ZIP Code
More Male DOG 09/20/20 Severe Dog CHEST No Yes 80909
More Male DOG 09/20/20 Severe Person 27 FINGER No Yes 80909
More Female DOG 09/20/20 Moderate Person 32 FACE No No 80916
More Male DOG 09/20/20 Moderate Person 14 HAND/LEG Yes 81007
More Male DOG 09/19/20 Moderate Person HANDS Yes 80106
More Male DOG 09/18/20 Severe Dog LEFT SIDE No No 81001
More DOG 09/18/20 Moderate Person 46 LEFT ARM 81008
More Female DOG 09/15/20 Fatal Dog NECK Yes Yes 80910
More Male DOG 09/14/20 Moderate Dog RIGHT SIDE No 81001
More Female DOG 09/11/20 Moderate Dog JAW No 81001
More Male DOG 09/10/20 Moderate Person 67 RIGHT ARM No 81006
More Male DOG 09/08/20 Moderate Person 15 LEFT ARM No No 80915
More Male DOG 09/08/20 Severe Dog NECK No No 80915
More Male DOG 09/06/20 Moderate Dog RIGHT EAR No No 80916
More Female DOG 09/04/20 Moderate Person 60 LEFT LEG No 80907
More DOG 09/04/20 Moderate Person 4 FACE 81007
More Female DOG 09/03/20 Fatal Dog ALL OVER No 81004
More Male DOG 09/02/20 Moderate Person 28 LEFT HAND Yes Yes 80906
More Male DOG 09/02/20 Moderate Person FACE No 81005
More Male DOG 09/01/20 Fatal Dog HEAD No No 81005
More Female DOG 09/01/20 Fatal Dog HEAD No No 81005
More Male DOG 09/01/20 Severe Person 48 RIGHT ARM Yes No 81001
More DOG 08/31/20 Severe Person 41 NECK 80916
More Female DOG 08/31/20 Fatal Cat HEAD/NECK Yes 80809
More Female DOG 08/30/20 Moderate Dog 10 NECK No 80918
More Male DOG 08/30/20 Moderate Dog FACE/NECK No Yes 80905
More Male DOG 08/28/20 Moderate Dog NECK/SHOULDER No 81001
More Male DOG 08/27/20 Moderate Person 3 FACE Yes 80911
More Male DOG 08/26/20 Moderate Dog HEAD/FACE Yes 80923
More Male DOG 08/25/20 Moderate Person 73 WRIST Yes 80911
More Male DOG 08/25/20 Severe Person 41 FACE Yes 80907
More Male DOG 08/25/20 Severe Dog HIP Yes 80817
More Male DOG 08/24/20 Severe Person FACE Yes Yes 80908
More Male DOG 08/23/20 Moderate Person FINGER Yes No 80922
More Female DOG 08/22/20 Moderate Dog LEFT LEG No 81008
More Female DOG 08/22/20 Moderate Person 49 MULTIPLE No 81008
More Female DOG 08/22/20 Moderate Dog FACE No 80907
More Female DOG 08/22/20 Moderate Person 56 ARM Yes 80909
More Male DOG 08/22/20 Severe Person 27 ARMS/LEGS No No 80911
More Female DOG 08/21/20 Moderate Person 3 FACE Yes Yes 09121
More Male DOG 08/21/20 Severe Person 4 FACE Yes Yes 80817
More Male DOG 08/21/20 Moderate Person 4 FACE Yes Yes 80817
More Male DOG 08/21/20 Moderate Person 63 ABDOMINAL Yes No 80907
More Male DOG 08/21/20 Severe Person 33 WRIST No 80910
More Male DOG 08/19/20 Severe Person 86 ARM No 80923
More Female DOG 08/19/20 Moderate Person 17 RIGHT HAND Yes Yes 80918
More Female DOG 08/18/20 Fatal Dog 3 NECK No No 80911
More Female DOG 08/18/20 Fatal Dog 3 NECK No No 80911
More Male DOG 08/17/20 Severe Person 18 FACE No Yes 80915
More Male DOG 08/17/20 Moderate Person 61 RIGHT ARM No Yes 80908
More Male DOG 08/15/20 Moderate Person 46 BOTH ARMS No Yes 81001
More Male DOG 08/14/20 Moderate Person 14 FACE No Yes 80817
More Male DOG 08/12/20 Severe Person 6 BACK, LEG No Yes 80832
More Female DOG 08/11/20 Moderate Person 44 HANDS No Yes 80906
More Male DOG 08/11/20 Severe Dog NECK Yes Yes 80906
More Female DOG 08/10/20 Moderate Person 17 LEG Yes 80918
More Male DOG 08/09/20 Severe Person 6 RIGHT LEG Yes No 80909
More Male DOG 08/08/20 Moderate Person 69 LEG Yes 80809
More Male DOG 08/08/20 Moderate Person 23 LEFT THIGH No 80808
More Female DOG 08/08/20 Moderate Dog FACE No 81005
More Male DOG 08/07/20 Severe Person 22 FACE No 80911
More Male DOG 08/06/20 Moderate Person 41 LEFT ANKLE No Yes 80919
More DOG 08/04/20 Severe Dog TORSO 81004
More Male DOG 08/04/20 Moderate Dog NECK No 80916
More Male DOG 08/01/20 Moderate Person 77 RIGHT LEG No 80909
More Male DOG 08/01/20 Fatal Dog HEAD Yes No 80922
More DOG 07/31/20 Moderate Person 48 THUMB 81004
More Male DOG 07/31/20 Moderate Dog NECK No 80910
More Male DOG 07/30/20 Moderate Person 37 LEFT LEG Yes 81007
More Male DOG 07/30/20 Moderate Person 37 LEFT LEG No 81007
More Female DOG 07/30/20 Moderate Person 33 HAND/WRIST Yes 80907
More Male DOG 07/30/20 Fatal Dog NECK No No 81004
More Male DOG 07/29/20 Severe Person 39 RIGHT HAND No No 81001
More Male DOG 07/29/20 Fatal Dog ALL OVER No 80907
More Male DOG 07/29/20 Moderate Person 45 RIGHT HAND No 80907
More DOG 07/27/20 Severe Person 4 FACE 80925
More Female DOG 07/26/20 Severe Dog BODY Yes Yes 80911
More Female DOG 07/26/20 Severe Dog BODY Yes Yes 80911
More Female DOG 07/26/20 Moderate Person 40 HANDS Yes Yes 80911
More Male DOG 07/25/20 Moderate Person 7 MOUTH No Yes 80817
More Female DOG 07/24/20 Severe Dog LEG No No 80951
More Male DOG 07/24/20 Severe Person 22 FACE/WRIST Yes 80909
More Male DOG 07/23/20 Fatal Dog FULL BODY No 81005
More DOG 07/23/20 Moderate Person 31 LEFT LEG 80920
More OTHER 07/22/20 Fatal Dog 81005
More OTHER 07/22/20 Fatal Dog 1 81005
More Female DOG 07/19/20 Fatal Dog SPINE/BODY Yes Yes 80920
More Male DOG 07/19/20 Fatal Cat BODY No Yes 80905
More Female DOG 07/19/20 Fatal Cat BODY No No 80905
More Female DOG 07/17/20 Severe Dog BODY Yes Yes 80921
More DOG 07/17/20 Moderate Person 29 RIGHT ANKLE 80920
More Male DOG 07/15/20 Moderate Dog EAR/NECK No 80909
More Female DOG 07/15/20 Moderate Dog EAR/NECK Yes 80909
More DOG 07/15/20 Moderate Dog LEFT SIDE 80909
More DOG 07/15/20 Moderate Dog LEFT SIDE 80909
More Male DOG 07/15/20 Moderate Person 32 RIGHT HAND No 80922
More Female DOG 07/15/20 Moderate Dog 7 NECK 80905
More Female DOG 07/14/20 Moderate Dog ABDOMEN Yes 80909
More Female DOG 07/14/20 Moderate Dog ABDOMEN No 80909
More Male DOG 07/14/20 Fatal Dog BODY No Yes 80906