Dead Animal Collection

To request a dead animal collection to be serviced by the City of Houston SWMD, please call 3-1-1.


  • Dead animals on a curb or a City of Houston maintained street are collected Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • The City of Houston will not collect dead animals from businesses treating, handling or disposing of animals.
  • Small dead animals, such as dogs, cats, or others of similar size will be collected at no charge.
  • Large dead animals such as horses and cattle are collected for a fee.

Dead animals located on freeways and feeder roads are handled by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Under these circumstances, please contact TXDOT directly at 713-802-5000 or submit a request at https://www.txdot.gov/contact-us/form.html. Select "road debris/litter/dead animal" listed in the Contact Reason drop down box.