Potentially harmful waste
Report dead animals on public land
When reporting a dead animal you can help us by giving us as much information as possible including:
- location of the dead animal including local landmarks
- type of animal
- description of the animal
We will respond quickly to requests for the removal of dead animals found on the highway or any public open land. This is a free service.
- Dead animals on highways, roads and parks found within the borough are retrieved by our Rapid Response team and sent for cremation
- Any dead animal collected by the Council is scanned for an identification chip and the owner advised wherever possible
- Records of lost pets are kept and checked against those found and every effort is made to inform owners
- We are unable to return any dead animals to owners as they are sent for cremation immediately
Where we collect dead animals from
- we can only remove dead animals from public land (i.e. roads, verges and footpaths)
- removals will not be made from private property/residents homes
Do not put dead animals in to your household waste bin. If you have a pet that has died, contact your veterinary surgery for advice.
Last updated Thursday, 1st March 2018