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Dead animal removal

How to report a dead animal that needs collecting

Our dead animal removal service

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

We can’t remove:

  • dead animals from private land.
  • dead animals from a fast flowing road.
  • small dead wildlife, for example rats, pigeons.

For further information, please contact the Environment Agency.

Check for an incident

Before you report the dead animal, please check it’s not been reported already on our map below.

The blocks coloured red are live incidents we’re already dealing with. If you’ve spotted a dead animal that already shows on the map as red, you don’t need to report this; we’re already aware.

The orange blocks are incidents we’re aware of, but can’t clear as they’re on private land. 

Report a dead animal

You can report a dead animal using our online report form.

To report a dead animal you'll need:

  • a description of the animal
  • the location of the animal

Report a dead animal

What happens next?

Once we've received a report, we aim to collect the animal within two working days.

Dead dogs and cats that are reported and collected are scanned for microchip information, and we'll try to contact the registered owner.

If you've lost or found a dog, please visit our lost and stray dogs page.