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You can report any dead animals you find on the road to the local council.

This includes wild animals like badgers and foxes, as well as domestic pets such as cats and dogs.

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What you need to know

  • Available in England and Wales only

Contact your local council in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Report a car accident with an animal

You must stop and report the accident to the police if you hit any:

  • dogs
  • horses
  • cattle, eg cows
  • pigs
  • goats
  • sheep
  • donkeys and mules

You must report all accidents within 24 hours, whether the animal is killed or not.

Pesticide poisonings

Call the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme if you think an animal has been poisoned by pesticides.

Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme
Telephone: 0800 321 600
Find out about call charges