Report a dead animal

We are responsible for the removal of any dead animal found on the public highway. This includes wild animals (such as badgers and foxes) as well as domestic pets (such as cats and dogs).

We do not remove dead animals from private property/land.

To report a dead animal causing, or with the potential to cause, any danger, please call

0345 8 506 506 now. Our 24 hour phone service will deal with these cases immediately. Please do not report emergency cases through MyAccount as this will delay getting the team to the location.

What you need to know
We will respond quickly to requests for the removal and disposal of dead animals found on the highway or any public open land. This is a free service.


Please do not put dead animals in to your household waste bin. If you have a pet that has died, take it to your vet for disposal.

We will not remove a dead animal from a private property.

You will need to tell us:

  • The type of animal that needs to be removed (wild, domestic, farm, etc.)
  • The animal that needs to be removed
  • The exact location of the dead animal
  • Additional details of the animal (if a domestic pet)
Report a dead animal

If you wish to report a dead animal, please fill in our online form, after which we will receive an application number. If you provide us with an email address an automated acknowledgment of your request will be sent to you. 

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