Request the removal of a dead animal

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.

For dead animals on the A92 or A90 contact BEAR Scotland via their website or by calling 0800 028 1414.

request removal of a dead animal

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.

Dead birds

Do not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that you find. Wild birds can carry several diseases that are infectious to people.

In Great Britain, if you find:

  • a single dead bird of prey, swan, goose, duck or gull
  • or five or more dead wild birds of any species

at the same time, you should report them on GOV.UK's 'Report dead wild birds' page.

Alternatively, you should phone the GB phone helpline: 03459 33 55 77.

You can still report a single dead crow, for example, on public ground to us via the online form above.

Seals and other marine animals

For information on how to report stranded or dead marine animals visit the Scottish Government's marine mammals page.

Injured or weak animals

Live animals that are weak or injured should be reported to the SSPCA on 03000 999999.


We do not remove or uplift dead domestic pets. This is the responsibility of the pet owner.