Report a Dead Animal that Needs Removing

Use this service to report a dead animal on a road, pavement or in a public space.

Report a dead animal


Dead birds

Important - There has been an outbreak of Avain Influenza (also known as bird flu) in Gloucestershire.

Do not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that you find.

If you find any dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese, or ducks) or other dead wild birds such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) helpline on 03459 335577.

More information is available on GOV.UK


What you need to know

We will:

  • remove wild animals such as badgers and foxes as well as domestic animals such as cats and dogs

We will not: 

  • remove dead pets from your home or private property, please contact your local vet surgery


What happens next

  • we will remove the dead animal within 1 working day or as quickly as we can
  • we check all domestic animals for identification, including microchips to identify and contact the owner

Other ways to make a report

If you cannot make a report online, please phone us on 01452 396 396