Report a dead, injured or stranded animal, what to do if you hit an animal with your car and what happens to dogs or cats removed by the council, how to dispose of fallen stock, report a concern about the disposal of dead animals.
Report a stranded whale or dolphin on the GOV.UK website.
Report an injured or dying animal on the RSPCA website.
You must stop and report the accident to the police if you hit a:
You must do this as quickly as you can, whether the animal is killed or not.
The dead animal will be taken and scanned for a microchip. When a chip is located the owners will be notified. If no chip is found the animal will be disposed of.
We will not remove dead pets from your home. Please contact a vet or recognised pet undertaker.
All dead livestock (not wild animals) must be disposed of appropriately. When you find fallen stock, you should arrange for it to go to an approved:
You can do this either by private arrangement using an authorised carrier or under the national fallen stock scheme.
The National Fallen Stock Company website can provide information on the national fallen stock scheme.
Further information is available:
National Fallen Stock Company
Telephone helpline: 0845 054 8888
The GOV.UK website can also provide further information on disposal:
GOV.UK - Animal by-product categories, site approval, hygiene and disposal
Report a concern about the disposal of dead animals