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Animal attacks increasing in Pueblo

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jul 16, 2020

PUEBLO — New information shows an increase in animal attacks in Pueblo.

Animal Law Enforcement said it saw a 35 percent increase in the number of bites reported from April 1 through June 30 compared to the same time period a year ago.

They said some of the reasons could be animals off-leash, as well as COVID-19 keeping people indoors where law enforcement said a majority of bites happen.

There are some tips if an aggressive animal approaches.

"Most importantly you want to stay calm, you know, do not run from the animal yell kind of be assertive. You want to remain in control of the situation," said Sgt. Stephanie Garcia from Animal Law Enforcement.

They also said try to use some kind of barrier to separate yourself from the animal, then call Animal Law Enforcement at (719) 544-3005.