Dead Animal Removal

We can arrange for the removal of larger wild dead animals (not pets) from all public areas and highways. This service is also available for dead wild animals on private land for a fee (price on application), please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to report.

All dogs and cats which are collected are checked for identification, including microchips. Where details of an owner are found, they will be contacted.

We ensure that the collection and disposal of a dead animal is in a respectful manner.

How to report a dead animal

You can report a larger dead animal that is obstructive to the highway using our online form:

If the dead animal is on private land and you wish to pay for its removal, please contact us using the Contact the Council web page.

For information on public space bins and the District Cleansing Service, please have a look at our Public Space Bin and District Cleansing Policy.

Last updated 15 February 2023
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