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.
Report a dead animal in a park.
Call 311 to report a dead animal on public property, on a highway, or in a body of water.
Call 311 to report a dead animal that may have been rabid or 10 or more dead animals in one place.
Call 311 for information about disposing of an animal or pet on private property.