Our teams will remove dead animals from public roads (excluding motorways) and footpaths. We aim to respond to reported incidents within 24 hours.

To report a dead animal, please call us

01324 504411


Frequently asked questions

  1. What type of animal carcass will be uplifted by the council?
  2. Will the Council dispose of a dead domestic pet?
  3. Will the Council remove a dead bird from guttering?

What type of animal carcass will be uplifted by the council?

We generally remove dead animals that have been the victim of a road traffic accident. These are usually cats, dogs and foxes, but may be extended to deer or other animals.


Will the Council dispose of a dead domestic pet?

No. The disposal of a dead domestic pet is the responsibility of the pet owner. You can, if you wish, bury the family pet in your garden. You can also contact your local vet.


Will the Council remove a dead bird from guttering?

We will remove dead animals from all accessible public areas. We will not remove carcasses from inaccessible locations such as rooftops and waterways.