Report animal health concerns

Cruelty or an animal in distress
Dead animals

On the highway

On private land

Contact Animal Health

We cannot accept anonymous complaints. Your contact details will be treated as confidential.

You can tell us about dead cows, sheep, goats, pigs, deer and horses.

Tell us:

  • Location of dead animal(s)
  • How many dead animal(s)
  • Breed of dead animal(s)
  • The farmers details
  • Your name, address and contact details
  • Animal ear tag number(s)
  • Animal species (Cow, sheep, goats, pigs, deer or horse)
  • Colour of animal
Diseased animals or farm animal welfare
Illegally imported animals, livestock markets, shows and events

Contact Animal Health

We cannot accept anonymous complaints. Your contact details will be treated as confidential.

Illegally imported animals

Tell us:

  • Location of the animal(s)
  • Breed of animal(s)
  • How many animals(s)
  • Country they have been imported from
  • Who has imported them
  • Your name, address and contact details
  • Vehicle registration number / type of vehicle / colour of vehicle - if animal(s) are in a vehicle

Livestock markets, shows and events

Tell us:

  • Which market, show or event
  • Your complaint or query
  • Your name, address and contact details
Noisy animals
Straying livestock

Straying on a public highway

Contact the Police (non-emergency) number:

  • Phone 101

Straying on private land

This is a civil issue between land owners. You can seek legal advice to assist with removal of animals from your land.

Licensing and keeping animals

Animal licences

Poultry keeping: customer registration

Contact us for advice or information on keeping livestock.

Contact Animal Health