North East Lincolnshire Council

Dead animals

Animals that are still alive

Firstly, please check if the animal is dead or alive. If it is still alive please contact the RSPCA on 03001234999 who will be able to advise.

Where is the animal?

We can only deal with dead animals or birds on land that is ours. Dead animals or birds on private land must be reported to the land owner and removed and disposed of in the correct and proper manner.

Any dead animals such as fox’s, squirrels, etc that are found in gardens, can be placed in a black bag and placed in the normal waste disposal bin. Birds may also be disposed of in your domestic bin. Please ensure you always use gloves when picking up dead animals or birds.

How we deal with pets

We keep a register of all dead cats and dogs that are collected by our teams. If you are unfortunate enough to lose your pet, please contact us.

If we are not able top trace the owners of a pet we will post a message on our Facebook.

We do not dispose of pets. For further advice and guidance on how to dispose of your deceased pet, please contact your local veterinary practice.

Report a dead animal

To do this complete the report a dead animal form.

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Contact details

Online form: Report a dead animal form

Telephone: 01472 326300, option 1