Environmental problems Remove a dead animal

What we can do:

  • We will remove any dead animal found on public roads, pavements, public open spaces, derelict spaces and back alleyways.
  • We remove animals such as badgers and foxes as well as domestic pets such as cats and dogs.
  • We will remove birds if less than 3 are present. If you find dead wild birds report them to DEFRA on 0345 933 5577 or email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk.
  • We will remove dead animals within one working day. But larger animals that require specialist equipment, may take longer

All of our depots have microchip readers for the identification of pets, when possible we will identify and contact the owner.

If four or more dead birds have been found please contact DEFRA on 0345 933 5577 or email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk 

We are not able to remove dead animals from your house or property, please contact your local veterinary surgeon or a private contractor.

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