About the Program
The City of Rochester provides dead animal removal and disposal service to its residents for animals that have died naturally or been accidentally killed. After a request for removal has been made, the dead animal remains must be placed between the sidewalk and the curb, preferably in a plastic or paper bag. Animals or parts of animals from slaughterhouses are not included in this service.
How Do I Request Removal?
Dead animal removal is provided on a 24-hour basis by calling 311 (outside city limits call (585) 428-5990). The remains are usually removed within a day of receiving the request.
For information regarding live animals, contact Rochester Animal Services at (585) 428-7274.
There are no fees associated with this service.