Unfortunately many wild and domestic animals are killed on our roadways every year by cars. Also, many wild animals die from natural or predatory causes. Never handle a dead animal without protective gear such as gloves or an inverted trash bag.
Dead animals on roadways:
Dead animals on the roadway can be a hazard. If you see a dead animal please note the location of the animal and call non-emergency police dispatch at 720-898-6900. A police dispatcher will advise the Animal Management Officer to pick up the carcass.
Dead animals in your yard:
If you have found a dead wild animal in your yard you can dispose of it yourself, submit a service request or call the Animal Management Office at 720-898-6850 for pick up.
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If you are experiencing a safety, medical, or other emergency, dial 911 on your phone. Do not submit a service request. For non-emergency public safety issues, call dispatch 720-898-6900.