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Removal of dead animals on public highways

Report a dead wild animal on a public highway

The Council is responsible for the removal of dead wild animals from the public highway.

Please note that on private land, the owner of the land is responsible for removing it.

If the carcass is in a watercourse (or within 10m of a watercourse), responsibility for its removal may rest with the Environment Agency (08708 506506).

Report a dead animal on a public highway

Farm Animals

Reports of dead farm livestock will be subject to an Animal By-product Order and disposal will be at the discretion of the  Council's Trading Standards Department, for further advice please contact them on 0300 1263000.