I found a dead animal-who should I call?
If you find a dead animal, you should call your local Department of Sanitation to have the animal removed as soon as possible. A dead animal can be a health hazard to people and other animals. In New York City, the general information number of the Department of Sanitation is (212) 219-8090.
If your pet has passed away, you have several choices about how to dispose of the body. The cost will vary, depending on your decision. Contact your veterinarian or your local humane organization to find out about options. You can also look in your phone book for deceased animal removal and disposal.