Dead Animal

The City accepts reports of dead animals on public property, including dead animals on highways, in parks, and in large bodies of water.

The City collects dead animals from private property only if the animal:

  • Might have been rabid
  • Was killed by a family pet
  • Scratched or bit a person or pet

The City cremates dead pets for a fee. You may also place a dead animal in a heavy-duty black plastic bag or double plastic bag and put it out on the day of garbage collection with a note taped to the bag stating "dead dog" or "dead cat," for example. Animals that may have been rabid should not be put in the trash.