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Dead Animal Pickup

Animal Services personnel retrieve dead animals on County-maintained roads and properties when it is safe and accessible to do so. This service does not include dead livestock or farm animals.

For small animals such as birds, squirrels, rats or any animal smaller than a domestic cat, residents are encouraged to wear gloves and to double or triple bag the carcass, then dispose of it in the trash and thoroughly wash hands.

Request Pickup

For additional information or to request dead animal pickup service, email Animal Services at, call 410-887-PAWS (7297) or submit an online complaint.

Animals on State Roads and Highways

The Maryland Highway Administration picks up dead animals on state numbered routes. Request dead animal service on a state road by calling 410-780-2790.

Revised February 11, 2020         


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