Dead Animal

You can report dead animals on a public street or area, including highways, parks, and in large bodies of water.

Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) does not normally pick up or remove dead animals from private property. If the dead animal did not show signs of rabies or if it did not scratch or bite a person or a pet, it is your responsibility as the property owner to dispose of the dead animal. 

You can bring the remains of a dead pet to an Animal Care Centers of NYC drop-off location to be cremated for $50.

  • BRONX
    464 East Fordham Road (between Fordham University boundary and Washington Avenue)
    Open every day, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  You should arrive by 3:30 PM to allow time for processing.  Closed on holidays.  During holiday seasons, the hours may be reduced.

 

  • BROOKLYN
    2336 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn (between Essex Street and Shepherd Avenue)
    Open every day from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Closed on holidays.  During holiday seasons, the hours may be reduced.

 

  • MANHATTAN
    326 East 110th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
    Open every day from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Closed on holidays.  During holiday seasons, the hours may be reduced.

 

  • QUEENS
    92-29 Queens Boulevard (Rego Park just south of the Long Island Expressway)
    Open every day, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  You should arrive by 3:30 PM to allow time for processing. Closed on holidays.  During holiday seasons, the hours may be reduced.

 

  • STATEN ISLAND
    3139 Veterans Road West (Route 440 South to Exit 1N - Arthur Kill Road.  At stop sign, make left onto Veterans Road West)
    Open every day from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Closed on holidays.  During holiday seasons, the hours may be reduced.

You can also put a dead animal out for pickup by the Department of Sanitation on your garbage day. The remains must be placed in a heavy-duty black plastic bag or double plastic bag and a note should be taped to the bag stating its contents (for example, "dead dog" or "dead cat"). Animals that may have been rabid should not be put in the trash.

If you are a private property owner, you can bury dead pets on your property.