What we do when we find a dead animal

If we find a pet or wild animal that has died and it is on public land, we will try to pick it up as soon as possible. If it is a pet that has died, we will record its details. Please note, however,  we are unable to arrange collection of dead animals or pets on private land.

If the pet has a readable microchip or collar, our team will try to contact the owner to let them know they've been found. Please remember to update your pets' microchips if you change any of your details.

We have limited facilities to store dead animals. If we can't get in touch with the owner(s) within a few hours, we'll unfortunately have to dispose of them.

We aim to collect dead wild animals within two hours if we can access the area safely to remove the animal.

You can contact us if you suspect your pet has died using our Report a problem and request a clean-up form.

Lost pets 

Find out what to do if you think your pet is lost.