You can report any dead animals you find on public land in Harlow to us. This includes:
Once we receive your report we will arrange the animal's removal during normal office hours Monday to Friday.
Car accidents with animals
Most car accidents involving animals do not need to be reported to the police. This includes animals like:
However, you need to report the accident to the police by calling 101 if your car hits a:
You need to report it to the police within 24 hours, whether the animal is killed or not.
Animal welfare concerns
If you find a bat injured or in distress, you can:
- call the Essex Bat Group Ambulance Drivers for help and advice
If you find a bat in a house, you need to:
- open any doors and windows as wide as possible
- turn off the lights
You may have to wait a while, but the bat should fly out of its own accord.
Never try to catch a flying bat. It is likely to become injured and you risk being bitten in self-defence.
If you find a badger in the road (dead or alive), you can:
- call the Essex Badger Hotline on 07751 572 175
- visit the Badger Group website for advice