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 06/08/21 Moderate Person 10 FACE Yes Yes 80920
More Male DOG 06/07/21 Moderate Person 10 RIGHT ARM No Yes 80910
More Male DOG 06/04/21 Moderate Person 28 RIGHT ARM No 81004
More Female DOG 06/02/21 Fatal Dog ALL OVER No 80831
More Male DOG 06/01/21 Moderate Person 8 RIGHT SHOULDER Yes No 80106
More Male DOG 05/31/21 Severe Dog JAW/HEAD No Yes 81001
More Male DOG 05/30/21 Moderate Person 4 FACE/ARM No Yes 80918
More Female DOG 05/29/21 Moderate Person ARM No 80903
More Male DOG 05/26/21 Moderate Person 7 BACK No No 80916
More Male DOG 05/25/21 Severe Person 28 LEFT LEG No Yes 80903
More Male DOG 05/23/21 Severe Dog FACE No No 80917
More Male DOG 05/23/21 Moderate Person 9 BACK No Yes 80817
More Male DOG 05/23/21 Moderate Person 45 LEFT ARM No No 80920
More Female DOG 05/22/21 Moderate Dog FRONT LEG Yes 80925
More Female DOG 05/21/21 Moderate Dog CHEST No 81008
More Male DOG 05/20/21 Moderate Person 7 LEFT LEG No No 80908
More Female DOG 05/20/21 Moderate Person 72 LEFT THIGH Yes 80906
More Male DOG 05/20/21 Severe Dog TORSO No Yes 81007
More Male DOG 05/19/21 Moderate Person 26 GENITALS No Yes 80922
More Male DOG 05/18/21 Moderate Person 46 RIGHT LEG No No 80923
More Male DOG 05/18/21 Severe Person 7 BODY No No 81019
More Male DOG 05/15/21 Moderate Person 42 NOSE No 81004
More Female DOG 05/15/21 Moderate Person 42 LEFT LEG Yes No 81003
More Female DOG 05/14/21 Moderate Dog TORSO No 80817
More Male DOG 05/14/21 Moderate Dog TORSO No 80817
More Male DOG 05/14/21 Moderate Dog NECK No Yes 80817
More Male DOG 05/11/21 Moderate Dog NECK Yes 80910
More Male DOG 05/10/21 Moderate Person 57 LEFT THIGH No Yes 80920
More Male DOG 05/09/21 Moderate Person 46 FACE No No 80909
More Female DOG 05/09/21 Moderate Person 21 RIGHT EAR No Yes 80906
More Male DOG 05/08/21 Moderate Person LEFT HAND No No 81003
More Female DOG 05/08/21 Moderate Person 33 FOREARM Yes Yes 80132
More Male DOG 05/08/21 Moderate Person 33 CALF No Yes 80132
More Male DOG 05/08/21 Moderate Dog 10 NECK No No 81007
More Male DOG 05/07/21 Moderate Dog BODY No 80132
More Male DOG 05/07/21 Moderate Dog BODY No 80132
More Female DOG 05/07/21 Moderate Dog BODY No No 80132
More Male DOG 05/06/21 Severe Person 45 RIGHT TRICEP No No 81001
More Male DOG 05/05/21 Moderate Person 13 LEFT TRICEP Yes No 80911
More Female DOG 05/05/21 Severe Person 69 LEFT ANKLE No No 80906
More Male DOG 05/02/21 Moderate Person 34 RIGHT HAND No 81005
More Male DOG 05/02/21 Moderate Person 62 ARMS No 81005
More Male DOG 05/02/21 Moderate Person 34 RIGHT HAND No 81005
More Male DOG 05/02/21 Severe Dog BODY No 81005
More Female DOG 05/02/21 Moderate Person 21 LEFT ARM Yes Yes 81005
More Male DOG 05/01/21 Severe Person 11 Yes No 80808
More Female DOG 05/01/21 Moderate Person 12 BACK No 80920
More Male DOG 05/01/21 Moderate Person 10 LEFT THIGH No 80919
More Male DOG 04/30/21 Moderate Person 44 FACE No Yes 80915
More Male DOG 04/28/21 Moderate Person 33 LEFT HAND No 81005
More Male DOG 04/28/21 Moderate Person 72 RIGHT ARM No No 80906
More Female DOG 04/27/21 Moderate Dog FACE Yes 80817
More Female DOG 04/27/21 Severe Dog LEFT THIGH Yes 80817
More Male DOG 04/27/21 Moderate Person 14 ARMS & HANDS No No 80817
More DOG 04/26/21 Moderate Person LEFT BICEP 81008
More Male DOG 04/25/21 Moderate Dog SHOULDER No 80907
More Female DOG 04/24/21 Moderate Person 32 LEFT KNEE No No 81001
More DOG 04/24/21 Severe Person 38 RIGHT CALF 81003
More Female DOG 04/20/21 Severe Dog BODY No No 80907
More Male DOG 04/20/21 Severe Dog BODY No Yes 80907
More DOG 04/20/21 Moderate Person 64 LEFT FOREARM No 81004
More Female DOG 04/20/21 Severe Cat 10 HEAD No Yes 80906
More Male DOG 04/18/21 Moderate Person 5 FACE Yes Yes 80907
More Male DOG 04/18/21 Moderate Person 37 RIGHT HAND No Yes 80917
More Male DOG 04/18/21 Fatal Dog BODY No Yes 80917
More Female DOG 04/17/21 Moderate Person LEG Yes Yes 80922
More Male DOG 04/17/21 Severe Person 46 LEG No No 81004
More Female DOG 04/17/21 Fatal Dog BODY No Yes 81001
More Male DOG 04/14/21 Severe Person 4 FACE No Yes 80817
More Male DOG 04/12/21 Moderate Person HEAD Yes 80918
More Male DOG 04/12/21 Moderate Person 41 ARM & HEAD Yes Yes 80918
More DOG 04/12/21 Moderate Person 48 RIGHT ARM 81001
More Female DOG 04/12/21 Severe Dog ALL OVER No Yes 81001
More Male DOG 04/11/21 Severe Person 16 CHEST & ARMS No No 81006
More Male DOG 04/10/21 Moderate Person 11 RIGHT ARM Yes Yes 80906
More Female DOG 04/09/21 Moderate Dog FACE No No 80911
More Female DOG 04/08/21 Fatal Cat NECK & TORSO No No 81001
More Male DOG 04/06/21 Severe Person 11 FACE Yes Yes 80923
More Male DOG 04/05/21 Moderate Person 18 ARMS, LEG No 80909
More Male DOG 04/05/21 Moderate Dog TORSO No No 81001
More Male DOG 04/05/21 Severe Dog LEG No No 81001
More Male DOG 04/04/21 Fatal Dog BODY No No 81004
More Male DOG 04/04/21 Fatal Dog BODY No No 81004
More Female DOG 04/02/21 Moderate Person 61 ARM & LEGS No 81005
More Male DOG 04/02/21 Moderate Person 61 ARM, LEGS No No 81005
More Female DOG 04/02/21 Moderate Person 61 ARM, CALVES No No 81005
More Male DOG 04/02/21 Moderate Person 50 FACE No No 80916
More Male DOG 04/01/21 Severe Person 2 HEAD No Yes 81069
More DOG 04/01/21 Moderate Person 60 ARMS, LEGS 81005
More Male DOG 04/01/21 Moderate Person 33 ARMS No Yes 80907
More Male DOG 03/31/21 Fatal Dog NECK Yes No 81004
More Female DOG 03/31/21 Fatal Dog NECK Yes No 81004
More Male DOG 03/31/21 Moderate Person 7 BACK No No 80817
More Female DOG 03/28/21 Moderate Dog FACE No Yes 80923
More Female DOG 03/28/21 Moderate Dog FACE No Yes 80923
More Male DOG 03/28/21 Moderate Person 46 LEFT ARM No No 80916
More Female DOG 03/27/21 Fatal Dog NECK No No 80817
More Male DOG 03/26/21 Moderate Person 25 HAND No No 80817
More Male DOG 03/26/21 Moderate Person 17 RIGHT ARM No No 81007
More Female DOG 03/23/21 Severe Dog TORSO No No 80920