What do I do about a dead animal?
If the dead animal is on the highway call Cal Trans (984-4438 or 586-3851). If the dead animal is in the unincorporated area of Tuolumne County call Animal Control. Requests for dead animal pickup will be handled when manpower and time permits. Dead runs will usually be done 1 to 3 times per week. Priority will be given to road hazards and dead animals in highly populated areas. Animal Control reserves the right to leave a carcass if it is in a remote area and likely to be consumed by scavenger animals. Animal Control will not pick up any carcasses that have had any substances, such as lime, put on them.


It is the duty of the owner of any animal that dies to dispose of the carcass within a reasonable time by cremation, burial, or other lawful means. Animal Control may be contracted to pick up the body for a fee if manpower and time permits.

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1. Where is the shelter located?
2. What is the difference between Animal Control and the Humane Society?
3. How do I license my dog?
4. Are there low cost vaccination clinics?
5. What happens if I am bitten by a dog or my dog bites someone?
6. What happens if my dog or cat is exposed to wildlife?
7. What if I have a complaint about an animal?
8. What if I see a neglected animal?
9. What about barking dogs?
10. What do I do about feral cats?
11. What do I do about wildlife problems?
12. What do I do if my pet is lost?
13. How do I adopt a pet?
14. What if I have to give up a pet?
15. What do I do about a dead animal?