If you notice a dead animal which is causing a hazard or distress on the public highway please let us know.
When reporting dead animals we suggest you download the What3Words app; this means we can now respond to exact locations in very rural areas or in a town environment to find the issue to be dealt with.
The app helps us to find the exact location of the dead animal by giving small areas 3 unique words. When giving details of the location in our online form, please use the 3 words generated by the app in the location details box.
Our teams have been trialling What3Words and have found it very successful so far, they have found it saves time and enables them to find the dead animal more accurately, the first time.
All the emergency services in Devon and Cornwall are now also using the app as a back up to their other location finding systems, so you may find the app useful in future too.
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Please tell us if you find a dead animal and let us know where, we suggest using what3words and what it is.
This service is offered free-of-charge and animals are usually picked up within 24 hours. The animals are kept for a period of 14 days to allow them to be claimed by owners, if required.