Dead Animals

Alternative ways to recycle
Special Instructions

Small dead animals – like insects, spiders, fish, small rodents, or small birds – can go in the compost cart. If using a bag, it must be paper or certified compostable.

If you find a freshly dead bird with no obvious cause of death, visit the California West Nile Virus page for more info – the California Department of Health Services may want to collect and test the dead bird for West Nile Virus.

For dead wildlife, visit the Napa County Animal Services website for more information.

For pets, contact the Napa County Animal Shelter, your veterinarian, or Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park.

Dead livestock questions can go to the County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office.

On the Highway? Call the Police

If you see a dead or dying animal on the highway, or if you hit a pet or farm animal on the highway, report it to the police.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Call Animal Control for Pets or Wildlife

Animal Control will dispose of wildlife at no cost. They will dispose of pets for a small fee or no cost.

Call a Veterinarian or Animal Shelter

Veterinarians and animal shelters typically offer cremation services for pets for a fee.