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Dead animals

Report a dead animal

The council will remove dead animals from the highway and public open spaces with a target response time of the next working day.

If a domestic cat or dog is picked up, we will try to obtain collar details and scan it for a microchip in order to notify the owner.  Once we have notified the owner we will keep the animal for 24 hours to allow collection if requested.

If we are unable to identify an owner we will keep the pet for 48 hours where practicable.

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