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 choose option 1, then 2 and then 7.

Removal of dead animals 

The Council can remove dead animals from

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

The removal of animals is usually a service provided to deal with road traffic accidents. These are usually

  • cats
  • dogs
  • foxes

but may be extended to other wildlife.

The Council does not provide an uplift or disposal service for deceased domestic pets. This is the responsibility of the pet owner.

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