Report a dead or injured animal on the road
We are responsible for the removal of dead animals found on public land.
- dead animals found on public roads, pavements, public open spaces, derelict spaces and alleyways.
- wild animals like foxes, rabbits and deer
- domestic animals like cats and dogs
We do not deal with animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, or pigs. These are the responsibility of Lancashire County Council.
We are unable to remove dead animals from private property. This is the responsibility of the property owner.
What happens if it is a domestic pet?
When we remove a domestic animal such as a cat or dog, we will try to identify and inform the owner from a collar or microchip where possible.
Reporting a car accident with an animal
By law, if you hit any of the following animals, (even if it's not killed), you should stop and report the accident to the police within 24 hours:
- cattle, e.g. cows
For more information and how to report the incident please visit Lancashire Constabulary - Road Traffic Collisions.
If the animal is severely injured the police hold details of local vets or animal welfare groups who may be able to assist as will the RSPCA who can be contacted by telephone on 0300 1234 999.