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A dog is not called man’s best friend for no reason. These are very special animals that have a dramatic impact on the lives of tens of millions of people because of how loyal and friendly they are. They do so much to make the lives of their owners significantly better.
It is that kind of love for this pet that makes many quite emotional when they come across a dog that has been killed along the road. This is such a sad turn of events to see this beautiful canine struck down.
When many see this they want to do something to make a difference, even if it is too late to do anything for the dog. It is passed on, but that does not mean that you want to just leave it alongside the road. This poor boy or girl deserves to have a dignified ending to their existence and so you want to do something other than just leave it there to be picked at my birds. But what can you do?
This is one thing that many people simply don’t know what to do to make a difference. Not only do they not know who do they call to pick up a dead dog, but they are concerned about what the cost will be. If these are questions you are asking yourself, here are some of you may want to know.
The first part of it is answered by understanding that all local animal control agencies, whether city or county, offer a service where they will come to pick up dead animals that are found along the road. These animals pose a health and safety risk, and so they are more than happy to come and get them to make sure that the risk does not get greater.
A dead dog left alongside the road will attract other animals, which can lead to either those animals being hit people swerving to avoid them. This is not safe for drivers. In addition, a dead carcass can be a serious health risk to other animals and even to people. This is why they are willing to pick up the animal.
Because this is a service offered by your local government, there is usually no cost associated with it. If it was your own dog that had passed away at your home, then they may charge you a small fee for disposal, but that is not the case for animals you found along the road. They will come to pick up this carcass and take it to their facility where they dispose of it.
You want to do right by this dog that has lost its life, and now you know you can do something without having to worry about the expense associated with it. If you find canine that has passed away then all you need to do is find the number and contact them and they will happily assist you. 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.