Contact us to report casualties on the road, footway or verge that may be a hazard to the public
Please contact us to report casualties on the road that may be a hazard to the public. When you contact us, please give us the following information:
1. Report a dead or injured animal on the road – phone us on 0300 123 2224. For a dead animal on the pavement or verge, contact the district council for where the animal is.
2. Report a dead animal in a public place – for the Somerset West and Taunton Council area only visit their website. For all other areas please contact the district council for where the animal is.
3. Report abandoned or dead farm animal – please phone us if the animal is on the road.
4. Report a dead animal in a waterway – please contact The Canal and River Trust on 0303 040 4040 or email email@example.com
For dead animals on the road, we will usually attend within one and a half hours if the animal is causing a hazard. We will then arrange for it to be removed.
If you find a badger or other protected species injured, please contact us. We will contact someone from a list of vets willing to attend roadside casualties.
We record road casualties, deaths and injuries, of badgers, deer and other protected species to provide information and statistics for the Somerset Wildlife Trust and Somerset Environmental Record Centre.
Somerset Wildlife Trust
Somerset Environmental Record Centre
Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards – Animal Welfare
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