You should inform the Police immediately on 999 if there is a large dead or injured animal obstructing traffic and it is a danger to road users.
Accidents must also be reported to the Police (other than in the aforementioned situation) if they involve a dog, goat, cattle, ass, sheep, horse, mule or pig.
If there is a dead animal at the side of the road within the East Herts district, let the Operations Section - Environmental Services know on (01279) 655261 and they will arrange for it to be removed.
The removal of dead animals from private land is the duty of the landowner.
Usually the bodies of domestic pets will be retained for a day or so (depending upon their condition), to allow time for their owners to collect them, should they so wish.
East Herts Council scans dead domestic pets to see whether they have an electronic tag. We use the tag number to obtain the owners contact details. We also keep a record of all dead domestic pets we collect and, as far as possible, this is matched against the log of all animals reported missing to the Council.
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