What should I do if I find a dead cat?

If you suspect the cat is recently deceased and you’re in a safe position to pick it up without obstructing traffic or pedestrians, take the cat to any local vet. They will be able to scan for a chip and contact owners before storing the body.

If you’re not able to pick it up, (e.g. it’s not in a safe place, the body is in a poor state, or you don’t feel comfortable) then report the body to environmental health through your local council, who will be able to arrange safe collection.

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