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Most people have a real big heart for pets. They hate to see any animal suffer and will assist a stray dog or cat that they find along the road. Most of us can relate to that injured bird that we found, and how we brought it home to nurse it so that it had a chance to survive. It’s something that every boy and girl can tell as a story because it seems that all of us have done this.
There may also be times where you come across an animal that has been hit by a car or killed in some other way. While you wish that there was something that you could do for the animal there simply is no hope for it. You are basically left to watch this animal pass on if it is not already deceased.
The question then becomes what to do with this dead animal? While it wasn’t your cat in the first place, that does not mean that you don’t want to do something to give it a little dignity following the termination of its life. It’s clear you don’t really have any emotional attachment to the animal but that does not mean that you don’t have a heart about it. Just leaving it alongside the road or throwing it in a dumpster just seems a little over the top, because you really want to do something to help it.
There are a couple of things that you can do to have the cat properly disposed of. The first is to contact your local animal control agency, whether that is county or city, and have them come out and pick up the animal for you. This is an agency that has dedicated themselves to ensuring that deceased animals, no matter what kind that they are, are properly disposed are.
Leaving dead animals create a hazard in a few different ways. Not only did they potentially stand in the way of drivers, but they also attract other animals that would find their carcass to be a tasty meal. This can mean that even more accidents occur because of these other animals being along side the road. There is also the risk of bacteria and other pathogens that can be spread by the deceased cat, and this is why they are more than willing to help pick up the animal for you.
Your other choice is to contact a local pet mortuary to have them take care of the body for you. The difference in this option is that you will be the one who is paying the cost to take care of the disposal of this animal. As part of the service they can either bury cat or perform a cremation to take care of the body. It is really up to you.
You may not want to pay this expense, but you also want to do something special for this cat. This really gives you the option to make a difference. For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
How much does dead animal removal cost? - get the lowdown on prices.
How to get rid of dead animals - my main dead animal removal info guide.
Example dead animal removal photographs - get do-it-yourself ideas.
Dead animal job blog - learn from great examples of dead animal jobs I've done.