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Dead animals

Dead animals

Report a dead animal

Report a dead animal online




  • We will remove dead animals from the adopted highway or council-owned sites
  • We do not remove dead animals from private land
  • Any domestic animals reported will be checked for identification to help establish an owner
  • Depending on the state and location of a dead animal, they are often left to allow nature to take its course

Remove a dead animal from private land

If the animal is a large animal, don't touch it, due to the risks to public health. In this case the report should be put through to Environmental Health.

If the animal is smaller, you can put it into general waste or you can contact the National Fallen Stock Company (NFSCo) (which is a chargeable service.) 

You can call them on: 01335 320 014 and they will arrange a collection of the animal.

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