What you need to do depends on the type of animal, and whether you were involved in an accident with it.
Report a car accident with an animal
You must stop and report the accident to the police if you hit any:
- cattle, eg cows
- donkeys and mules
You must do this within 24 hours, whether the animal is killed or not.
Report a dead animal to your local council
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.
What you need to know
Call the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme if you think an animal has been poisoned by pesticides.
Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme
Telephone: 0800 321 600
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