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We will remove dead animals from the public highway. This service is offered free-of-charge and animals are usually picked up within 24 hours. We check domestic animals for a microchip once they have been collected and contact the owner if a microchip is found. If a microchip is not found we keep a brief description of the animal and the location it was collected from.

Collection of dead animals (for example, foxes, badgers, deer, dogs and cats) found on public highways, verges or other public land.  We do not collect from private land. 

To report a dead animal within the Mid Devon District email us at:

When reporting a dead animal we require the following information:

  • informant's contact information
  • description of the location of the animal
  • how long the problem has been there
  • when the incident occurred

Please note- Dead animals on national speed limit roads need to be reported to Devon County Council via their website Where a dead animal is obstructing a highway and poses a risk to other motorists please report to the Police in the first instance.



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