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A dead dog on the road

Reported via desktop in the Dead animals (NH) category anonymously at 19:43, Sunday 19 June 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Hi I saw a dead dog on the road on the A12 between Colchester and London. I am sorry I don't know the precise location. It looked like it had been there a long time.

I also saw a recently killed dead deer, and lots of dead rabbits! Is there anything that can be done to prevent animal deaths on the road? A higher verger by the road side? A fence? It is very distressing to see dead animals.

Best wishes

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways regarding dead animals on the A12. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

    We appreciate how distressing it can be for our customers to see animal remains lying by the side of the road. We routinely remove such remains when they are found in the live carriageway and always endeavour to repatriate pets if their owners can be identified through microchip implant technology.

    Animal remains that lie further away from the carriageway itself are more difficult to routinely locate. Such carcasses are therefore only ordinarily removed if they present an ancillary hazard, or danger to public health.

    We will inspect this area.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 12:31, Thursday 23 June 2022

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