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Dead dog/fox on side of road

Reported via desktop in the Dead animals category anonymously at 16:32, Wednesday 1 September 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Dead animal on side of road for over a week. Just before junction

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England concerning a dead animal side of the road. I appreciate you taking the time to bring this matter to our attention. I appreciate how distressing it can be for our customers to see animal remains lying by the side of the road. We routinely remove such remains when they are found in the live carriageway and always endeavour to repatriate pets if their owners can be identified through microchip implant technology. Animal remains that lie further away from the carriageway itself are more difficult to routinely locate. Such carcasses are therefore only ordinarily removed if they present an ancillary hazard, or danger to public health.

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    Kind regards

    Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 09:19, Friday 3 September 2021

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