Deceased Animals & End of Life Services

If your pet has died

If you need at-home euthanasia for your pet

  • At Home Vet - Dr. Mesher: (503) 281-1631
  • Vet to Pet - Dr. Ghang: (503) 757-6124
  • Fetch and Heal - Dr. Carroll: (503) 799-1665
  • Peaceful Passings - Dr. Healey: (503) 539-9144
  • Loving Hands, LLC - Dr. Rotman: (503) 489-8421

Deceased Animals & Wildlife Outdoors

Rabbits

If you find a deceased rabbit, please report it directly to the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), who are currently tracking and preventing the spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2). Please call 1-800-347-7028 or visit https://oda.direct/RHD to report domestic or wild rabbits which are suspected to have died from RHDV2.

Deceased Domestic Animals or Large Wildlife

For deceased domestic animals or large wildlife, please call us at (503) 988-7387 during regular phone hours to file a report or use the Deceased Animal Removal Request form. Our animal services officers will remove dead stray animals and large wildlife on public property (except freeways). Dead cats and dogs will be checked for microchips so owners can be contacted.

Deceased Animals Officers Will Pickup

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Goats
  • Sheep
  • Deer
  • Coyotes

Officers are unable to pick up deceased animals on private property.

We encourage finders of deceased wildlife to be as specific as possible in their reports to describe the location and nature of each find, position relative to the curb, and any bags or containers used, as face-to-face clarifications with officers are to be avoided as much as possible.

Dead stray animals and wildlife on freeways are removed by The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). If the animal presents an immediate hazard, see the ODOT info for road hazards. (ODOT only responds to dead animals on freeways, not local roads.)

Small Wildlife

Officers are unable to pickup small wildlife. MCAS encourages members of the public to dispose of small deceased wildlife in their garbage.

To safely handle and dispose of the carcass

Birds

If you find a dead bird and suspect that it died of a disease, reports may be submitted to Multnomah County Vector Control or the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

Dead birds may be disposed of in the same manner as other wildlife.