Please note: the council will not remove dead pets from your home.
You can bury small domestic pet animals such as a dog or cat on your land, for example in your back garden, and you don’t need permission to do so. Alternatively contact a vet or recognised pet undertaker.
For the burial of larger animals, such as pet horses, you must follow government guidance about the burial of larger animals available on the GOV.UK website.
Disposal of dead livestock
All dead livestock (not wild animals) must be disposed of appropriately. Under normal circumstances, it is prohibited to bury or burn dead farm animals. When you find fallen stock, you should arrange for it to go to an approved:
- knacker facility
- hunt kennel
- maggot farm.
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.You can also contact their helpline:
Tel: 0845 054 8888
Read more about animal by-product categories, site approval, hygiene and disposal on the GOV.UK website.