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Tell us about a dead animal


You can use this service to tell us about a dead animal that you find on the road or in a public space. This includes wild animals like badgers and foxes, as well as domestic pets such as cats and dogs.

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We can't clear dead animals on private land or private property.

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Car accidents involving animals

If you have a car accident involving an animal, you should report it to the police, particularly if you hit a:

  • dog
  • horse or donkey
  • cow or cattle
  • pig
  • goat
  • sheep

You must do this as quickly as you can, whether the animal is killed or not.

Report an injured animal

You can report an injured animal to the RSPCA in England.

RSPCA helpline: 0300 1234 999