Dead Animal Pickup

​City Right-of-Way:

The city of Phoenix will remove dead animals in city right-of-way.  To report a dead animal on a public street, call 602-262-6791. 

Service hours are from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.  Calls during service hours will be handled in a three-hour timeframe.  Calls after 6 p.m. will be addressed shortly after 6 a.m. the following day. 

To report an animal bite, or a vicious or stray animal, call Maricopa County Animal Care and Control at 602-506-PETS.

To report a sick or injured stray dog or cat, contact the Arizona Humane Society at 602-997-7586. 

 It is illegal to bury a dead animal or place it in your garbage or recycling container for collection.

Private Property:

Dead animals on private property can be picked up by commercial companies for a fee, please consult a telephone directory.


To report dead animals on freeways, call 602-712-7355, the main number for ADOT's Communication and Community Partnerships Office.

Further information:

Email us or call the Contact Center at 602-262-7251.