Dead animals

If you find a dead animal that has been run over, or has been dumped on a road or public land, you can report it to us.

You can also report stray or lost dogs and issues with dog fouling.

Disposal of dead animals

If a dead animal is reported to us that is on the road or on public land, we will arrange to remove and dispose of it.

Dead animals that are on the highway may present a danger to road users and will be removed as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we cannot remove and dispose of small animals such as birds, mice, rabbits or squirrels.

If a dead animal is on private land, it is the landowner's responsibility to dispose of it.

Report a dead animal

If you have seen a dead animal on the road or on public land, you can report it to us using the online form below.

You can also report it to us by calling customer services on 023 8028 5000.

Domestic pets

We keep a register of dead animals that we have removed from the road. We always check the identification chip of any domestic pets such as cats and dogs, to establish the owner's details so we can contact them. 

If you think your dog or cat may have been involved in a traffic accident, you can contact us by calling customer services on 023 80 28 5000 

Identification chips

If you have a cat or dog, you can have them fitted with an identification chip. This helps us to identify domestic pets that have been involved in traffic accidents.

We do not provide this service, but you can contact your vet for more information.

Animals found on beaches

Living animals

If you find a stranded whale, porpoise, dolphin or seal on a beach that is still alive, report it immediately by calling the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) on 0800 652 0333. 

To avoid possible disease or injury, you should not touch the animal. 

Dead animals

If you find a dead whale, porpoise, dolphin or seal on a public beach, you can report it to us by calling customer services on 023 8028 5000.

If the animal is on a private beach, the landowner is responsible for disposing of it.

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