Dead animals

What to do if you find a dead animal

To report a dead animal or check if we have found your missing pet phone

0131 608 1100

within daytime hours and, when prompted, choose option 1, then 2 and then 7.

Removal of dead animals 

We can remove dead animals from

  • pavements
  • edge of roads and verges
  • gardens
  • other easily accessible public places.

We usually remove animals to deal with road traffic accidents. We usually remove

  • cats
  • dogs
  • foxes

but may remove other wildlife.

We don't uplift or dispose of deceased domestic pets. This is the responsibility of the pet owner.

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