Use our eForm to report dead animals, or contact us for more information.

Report a dead animal

Removal of dead animals is the responsibility of the land owner, or animal owner. However, it can sometimes be difficult to determine ownership of a dead animal.

We deal with the removal of dead animals or birds from:

  • roads
  • pavements
  • public open spaces

We will not remove dead animals from private land.

Dead animals in rivers

The Environment Agency will deal with the removal of dead animals from main rivers if there is a blockage or a risk of flooding.

The Internal Drainage Board will deal with ordinary watercourses (those which are not main rivers). However, they may try to contact the appropriate landowner to deal with removal in the first instance.

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