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Dead animal removal

Guidance notes

We can only remove dead animals, which are on council land, public areas and adopted highway.

We cannot remove:

  • dead animals from private land
  • dead animals from a fast flowing road
  • small dead wildlife, for example rats, pigeons
  • dead sheep, horses or any other farm animals in fields

For further advice, please contact the Environmental Agency.

We need to know the location of the dead animal. On the form you will need to enter a nearby postcode, street name or town to begin. You will then be able to drag the pin on the map to adjust the location of the dead animal.

If the dead animal has already been reported to us, a red block will show on the map.

Tell us about the dead animal

Please confirm the type of animal?
How far from the side of the road is the dead animal?

Tell us where the dead animal is located

Your details

Privacy Notice

The Council has a duty to process and store your personal information safely and securely in line with data protection legislation, which here means the General Data Protection Regulations (Regulation (EC) 2016/679 which is in force from 25 May 2018) (GDPR) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK and then any successor legislation to the GDPR.

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk (the Council), of Kings Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EX is the data controller for the purposes of the GDPR and associated domestic law.

We will use your personal information for the purposes of the provision of removal and disposal of dead animals. The processing of this information is necessary for the Council to undertake a public task, i.e. the processing is necessary for the Council to perform a task in the public interest or for its official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law, in this case the Environmental Protection Act 1990, as amended.

Your data will be used for this specific purpose and will be passed to Peaceful Pets who are contracted to undertake the dead animal removal service on behalf of the Council. It may also be shared between Council departments and other agencies where there is lawful authority to do so.

Your information will be kept strictly confidential. It will be stored separately from other information in a password-protected database on the Council’s computer system.

Your personal information will be kept for until the animal is removed and for a period afterwards. You can find more information about our retention policy on the privacy notice page. We will only use your data within the terms of data protection laws, will delete your data securely and only keep it for as long as necessary. We will review dates for keeping personal data in the future and if necessary update these privacy notices.

You may see copies of the data held about you and ask for it to be corrected or deleted.

You can find more information about Data Protection and the Council's Data Protection Officer, on our Data Protection page.

If you are unhappy with the way your personal information is being handled you can contact the Independent Information Commissioner.


Please read this declaration carefully before you press submit.

  • I certify to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information supplied by me on this form is accurate.
  • I understand the personal information collected on this form will be used by the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk to process my request, and deliver the service.
  • I understand the personal information will only be disclosed to Peaceful Pets (or any future contractor) in connection with delivering this service.
  • I understand that the information provided on this form is subject to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations (Regulation (EC) 2016/679 which is in force from 25 May 2018) (GDPR).

You can find out more detailed information about our Privacy Policy, on our privacy notice page.

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