To request the removal of a dead animal use our online form giving the exact location. We will not uplift dead animals from private ground.
We will scan dogs and cats for micro-chips and use the information provided to contact the owner if possible. We will keep pets for a period of 48 hours for collection by their owner.
Seals and other marine animals
Dead seals ‒ or other marine animals ‒ that have been washed ashore should be reported immediately to the Scottish Strandings co-ordinator on 01463 243030, giving:
- the precise location of the animal
- time and date
- condition of the animal
- species, if known
Do not approach or touch stranded seals whether dead or alive as they can carry disease. We will remove dead seals of no interest to the Scottish Strandings co-ordinator, where accessible.
Injured or weak animals
We do not remove or uplift dead domestic pets. The responsibility for this rests with the pet owner.