Dead animals

If you find a dead animal on public land you can report it to us and we will arrange its removal.

  • We will remove dead animals found on public roads, pavements, public open spaces, derelict spaces and alleyways
  • This includes badgers, foxes, rabbits and deer etc. as well as domestic pets such as cats and dogs
  • We will remove birds if less than 3 are present
  • Dogs and cats reported will be scanned for a microchip. If possible we will notify the owner.

We aim to remove dead animals within one working day or as soon as possible, as some larger animals may require specialist equipment.

Private and commercial land

The removal of dead animals from private or commercial land is the responsibility of the landowner. Depending on the circumstances, we can remove from some private land. There is a charge to remove dead animals from commercial premises.

Deceased cats and dogs register

This table is updated regularly. Entries will be displayed for a maximum of two weeks, after which they will be removed.

We scan all dead animals that we remove.

Deceased cats and dogs register
Date and time that animal was foundDescription, breed and colourWhere animal was foundMicrochip numberOther details
5th November 2019 at 9.20am Black cat
Name - Penny
Atherleigh Way near junction of St Helens Rd, Leigh  986100000011667 Attempted to make contact from the details of the microchip however the telephone number is not correct. We will call to the property address today.

If no contact can be made with the owner we will keep hold of the cat until Monday 18th November 2019.

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