Disposal of animal carcasses
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Pets (e.g. dogs, cats, rabbits) found dead on public property that cannot be assigned to an owner and carcasses of larger wild animals (e.g. deer, foxes, badgers, raccoon dogs, geese, swans and buzzards) are collected from the animal body collection point from the Institute for Hygiene and Environment.

Small wild animals (songbirds, rats, pigeons, wild rabbits, squirrels and the like) are only picked up if it can be assumed that they could pose a particular risk from zoonoses (diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans). This is always the case with bats, as they often develop rabies, which is also dangerous for humans. Unsuspecting carcasses of small wild animals can safely be disposed of as household waste.

In the hygiene institute, some of these animal bodies are tested for certain significant animal diseases, such as rabies.



The Hygiene Institute is only responsible for the disposal of certain animals. Please be sure to observe the line description.

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