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 Female DOG 05/17/22 Moderate Person 5 RIGHT THIGH Yes 80910
More Male DOG 05/17/22 Severe Person 49 LEFT LEG No 80916
More Male DOG 05/17/22 Severe Person 49 FOOT, ARM No 80916
More Male DOG 05/16/22 Severe Person 34 ALL OVER Yes 81007
More Female DOG 05/15/22 Moderate Dog 7 FRONT LIMB No Yes 80919
More DOG 05/15/22 Moderate Dog 4 TORSO LEG 81006
More Male DOG 05/13/22 Moderate Person 62 WRIST Yes 80919
More Female DOG 05/13/22 Moderate Person 31 FOREARM Yes 80910
More Male DOG 05/13/22 Severe Person 6 FACE No 81004
More Female DOG 05/13/22 Moderate Dog 7 RIGHT LEG No 81004
More Male DOG 05/11/22 severe_ Dog ALL OVER No No 80917
More Male DOG 05/11/22 Moderate Dog 3 PAW Yes No 80916
More Male DOG 05/11/22 Fatal Dog ALL OVER Yes No 80910
More Male DOG 05/11/22 Severe Person 57 CHEST/ARMS Yes Yes 81007
More Male DOG 05/09/22 Moderate Person 27 LEFT HAND No Yes 80817
More Male DOG 05/08/22 Moderate Person 16 LIP Yes Yes 80920
More Female DOG 05/07/22 Moderate Dog 10 FACE No Yes 80817
More Female DOG 05/06/22 Severe Person RIGHT HAND No No 80923
More Male DOG 05/06/22 Severe Person 7 No Yes 80831
More Female DOG 05/06/22 Fatal Dog 17 BODY No Yes 81007
More Male DOG 05/05/22 Severe Person 4 FACE No No 81004
More Female DOG 05/03/22 Severe Person 12 LEG No Yes 80106
More Male DOG 05/02/22 Moderate Dog NECK No No 80904
More Male DOG 05/02/22 Moderate Dog NECK No Yes 80918
More Female DOG 05/02/22 Moderate Dog NECK No No 80918
More Male DOG 04/30/22 Moderate Dog 7 HEAD Yes Yes 80915
More Female DOG 04/30/22 Moderate Dog HIND Yes 81004
More Female DOG 04/29/22 Moderate Person 39 LEFT HAND No 81001
More Male DOG 04/28/22 Severe Person 3 FACE No Yes 80925
More Male DOG 04/28/22 Severe Person 31 GENITALS No No 80910
More Female DOG 04/25/22 Moderate Person 8 LIP No 80909
More Female DOG 04/24/22 Moderate Dog 4 RIGHT LEG No Yes 80909
More Female DOG 04/24/22 Moderate Dog 6 NECK/SHOUDLER Yes No 80915
More Male DOG 04/23/22 Moderate Person 63 RIGHT CALF No 81001
More Male DOG 04/23/22 Severe Person 94 HAND Yes 80925
More Male DOG 04/23/22 Moderate Person 67 RIGHT ANKLE Yes Yes 80903
More Male DOG 04/22/22 Moderate Person 56 LEFT HAND/LEFT LEG Yes No 80920
More Female DOG 04/21/22 Moderate Person LEGS No 80817
More Male DOG 04/21/22 Moderate Person LEGS No 80817
More Male DOG 04/21/22 Moderate Person LEGS No 80817
More Female DOG 04/20/22 Moderate Dog 7 ALL OVER No Yes 80918
More Male DOG 04/20/22 Moderate Dog 14 ABDOMEN No No 80906
More Male DOG 04/19/22 Moderate Person 8 BUTT No No 81003
More Female DOG 04/19/22 Moderate Dog LEFT LEG No No 80921
More Female DOG 04/18/22 Moderate Person 69 RIGHT MIDDLE FINGER Yes No 80831
More Female DOG 04/18/22 Fatal Dog ALL OVER No No 81005
More unknown DOG 04/17/22 Moderate Dog EYE 80909
More unknown DOG 04/17/22 Moderate Person 23 ARM 80909
More Male DOG 04/17/22 Fatal Dog BODY No 81001
More Female DOG 04/17/22 Moderate Person 31 HANDS No No 80921
More Female DOG 04/17/22 Moderate Dog FACE No Yes 81001
More Male DOG 04/16/22 Severe Person 40 Yes No 80915
More Male DOG 04/15/22 Severe Person 88 LEFT WRIST No 81006
More Female DOG 04/14/22 Moderate Dog LEFT LEG No No 80920
More Male DOG 04/14/22 Moderate Person 65 LEFT ARM Yes 80903
More Female DOG 04/13/22 Severe Dog NECK/CHEST No Yes 81003
More Male DOG 04/12/22 Moderate Dog RIGHT LEG No No 80918
More Male DOG 04/10/22 Moderate Dog 10 NECK Yes Yes 80817
More Female DOG 04/09/22 Moderate Dog 5 NECK No Yes 80916
More Male DOG 04/09/22 Moderate Person FOREARM No No 80925
More Male DOG 04/09/22 Moderate Person 7 FACE No No 80925
More Male DOG 04/07/22 Moderate Person 41 ARM/HAND Yes 80923
More Male DOG 04/07/22 Moderate Person 41 ARM/HAND Yes 80923
More Male DOG 04/07/22 Moderate Dog 3 LEG/FACE Yes 80923
More Female DOG 04/06/22 Moderate Person 2 CHIN Yes Yes 80840
More Male DOG 04/04/22 Moderate Person 47 RIGHT FOREARM No 81001
More Female DOG 04/04/22 Moderate Dog 4 NECK No No 80915
More Female DOG 04/04/22 Moderate Person 61 HANDS No No 80915
More Male DOG 04/04/22 Moderate Dog NECK No Yes 81005
More Female DOG 04/04/22 Moderate Dog FACE No Yes 80906
More Male DOG 04/04/22 Moderate Dog FACE No Yes 80906
More Male DOG 04/04/22 Moderate Person 32 HANDS No Yes 80918
More Female DOG 04/04/22 Moderate Person 32 HANDS No Yes 80918
More Male DOG 04/02/22 Severe Person 53 RIGHT ARM No 81001
More Male DOG 04/02/22 Severe Person 33 RIGHT LEG No 81008
More Male DOG 04/02/22 Severe Person 14 RIGHT LEG No 81008
More Male DOG 03/29/22 Moderate Person 38 LEFT CALF No No 81007
More Male DOG 03/28/22 Moderate Person 24 RIGHT FOREARM No No 80903
More Male DOG 03/28/22 Severe Dog 5 ALL OVER Yes Yes 80817
More Male DOG 03/27/22 Severe Person 14 LEFT ARM No No 80923
More Male DOG 03/27/22 Severe Person 28 RIGHT HAND No No 81007
More Male DOG 03/26/22 Fatal Dog No No 80809
More Male DOG 03/25/22 Moderate Dog 5 CHEEK No Yes 80829
More DOG 03/25/22 Moderate Dog 3 LOWER BACK 81001
More Male DOG 03/24/22 Moderate Dog 8 RIGHT LEG No Yes 80817
More Male DOG 03/24/22 Moderate Person 18 LEFT HAND No Yes 80817
More Female DOG 03/24/22 Fatal Dog 14 NECK/STOMA No 81004
More Male DOG 03/22/22 Moderate Dog FRONT LEGS No 80910
More Male DOG 03/22/22 Severe Person 24 HANDS No 80910
More Female DOG 03/21/22 Severe Dog 3 BODY No No 80817
More Female DOG 03/21/22 Moderate Dog 5 BODY No No 80817
More Male DOG 03/19/22 Moderate Person 27 LEFT HAND No No RINGS
More Male DOG 03/19/22 Severe Person 4 FACE/HEAD Yes 80923
More Female DOG 03/19/22 Severe Person 1 HEAD Yes 81007
More DOG 03/19/22 Moderate Person 41 HEAD/BACK 81008
More Female DOG 03/19/22 Moderate Dog 8 BODY No Yes 80817
More Female DOG 03/19/22 Fatal Cat BODY No Yes 80817
More Male DOG 03/19/22 Severe Person 6 ARM No No 80915
More Male DOG 03/19/22 Severe Person 27 ARM No No 80915
More Male DOG 03/19/22 Severe Person 3 FACE/NECK No Yes 80921