You can take the remains of a deceased pet or other dead animal to an Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) drop-off location for cremation. You can contact ACC for additional information, including accepted payment methods. Most local animal control departments will not enter your home or property to remove a dead animal. Owners must rely on professional wildlife specialists to remove animal carcasses.
Technicians have the necessary tools to safely, legally and healthily dispose of any dead animal. Removing animal carcasses will also eliminate hazards and potential pest infestations that accompany them. Therefore, the key to sanitary disposal of dead animals is to call sooner rather than later and not handle it yourself, unless you have the right personal protective equipment and breathing apparatus with approved filtration cartridges that are necessary for your wild animal disposal situation.