Report a dead or injured animal
What you need to do depends on the type of animal, and whether you were involved in an accident with it.
Report a car accident with an animal
You must stop and report the accident to the police if you hit any:
cattle, eg cows
donkeys and mules
You must do this as quickly as you can, whether the animal is killed or not.
Report an injured animal
Report an injured animal to the RSPCA in England or Wales or its equivalent in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Telephone: 0300 1234 999
Find out about call charges
Report a dead animal to your local council
You can report any dead animals you find on the road to the local council.
This includes wild animals like badgers and foxes, as well as domestic pets such as cats and dogs.