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Brentwood Borough Council

FOI 8064

Dead pets


1) What is your policy on dealing with dead pets which are found by your workers

2) If your policy is to freeze the pets, could you please provide the following information:

a) Please list all animals which you have frozen since March 2012, including the type and quantity of each animal.

b) For how long do you store animals before destroying them?

c) The number of animals that were frozen in the past two years and which were retrieved by their owners

d) The cost of storing/freezing the animals on a yearly basis

e) Details of the animal which has been stored the longest, including length of time and type of animal.


Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request on our policy with dealing with dead pets found by workers. I can advise that any dead pets found and/or reported by Members of the Public are collected by our Street Care operatives and then bagged and tagged and taken to the Veterinary Surgery we use – Best Friends, Shenfield, Essex.

Therefore, the points raised in question 2 are non applicable to the Brentwood Borough Council and you would therefore need to ascertain this information from the Vets.