It can be upsetting to see a dead animal on the roadside, whether it is a domestic pet or a wild animal, such as a fox or a deer.
The Council’s Streetcare team is responsible for the removal of dead animals from the highway and public open spaces. We endeavour to remove the remains within 24 hours.
Please be aware that smaller animals such as squirrels, rabbits or mice would normally only be dealt with by scheduled street cleansing.
The bodies of domestic pets will be scanned for evidence of micro-chipping and, if found, we will contact the owner. Domestic pets will be retained for a day to allow for owners to collect them, should they so wish.
We log all reports of dead domestic animals that are removed, so if you are missing a family pet and suspect that it may have been involved in an accident, please ask us.
We also log reports of lost and found domestic pets so if your pet is missing you can report it to the Council by calling 01256 844844. Details of where your pet was last seen and any distinguishing features will help us answer your query.
Reporting Dead Animals
You can report a dead animal by completing our online form below or by calling 01256 844844.