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Dead Animal Removal

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 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.