Dead Animal Removal – Incorporated Areas

Dead animal removal from public property only.


For removal of a dead animal on city street or beach, contact City of Carlsbad at (760) 434-2980. After hours or on weekends, contact the City of Carlsbad Police Department dispatch center at (760) 931-2197.

Chula Vista

For dead animal removal, contact the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility at (619) 691-5123.


For dead animal removal call (760) 522-7371 during hours and call (760) 522-7350 for after hours.

Del Mar

For dead animal removal on city property contact the Del Mar Public Works Department at (858) 755-3294.

El Cajon

For dead animal removal on City of El Cajon property contact (619) 448-7383.


For dead animal removal on public property, public streets, and public right-of-way, contact the Street Section at (760) 633-2850.


D.A.R. Contractors provide dead animal removal services for the City of Escondido. Call (619) 390-8204 for pickup on public streets and property.

Imperial Beach

For dead animal removal contact (619) 390-8204.

La Mesa

For dead animal removal on public property and public streets, contact (619) 469-6111 ext.243.

Lemon Grove

The City of Lemon Grove uses the City of Chula Vista for animal services. Contact (619) 476-2476. If you are calling after hours use (619) 691-5151.

National City

National City Animal Regulations is located within The National City Police Department, contact Animal Regulations at (619) 336-4478.


If the removal is on a public street, public property, or beaches, contact D&D Services at (877) 742-5787. There is no charge if the animal is less than 250lbs. If the animal is in the water, contact the Harbor Maintenance at (760) 435-4000. If the dead animal is on Highway 76 or Highway 78 (on/off ramps) contact Caltrans at (619) 688-6670.


For dead animals found within the City of Poway, call (858) 279-8242.

San Diego

To request the removal of a dead animal from the public right-of-way, call Environmental Services at (858) 694-7000 from, 6:30 AM to 5 PM. The same number is used for after-hours messages.

San Marcos

For dead animal removal within the City of San Marcos contact (760) 752-7550 ext. 3331.


For dead animal removal on public property contact the City of Santee’s Public Services Division at (619) 258-4195.

Solana Beach

For removal of dead animals on streets and public property, call D & D Disposal, Inc. at (858) 279-8242 for the answering center, (877) 742-5787, or (888) 299-9905.


The City of Vista contracts with D&D Services. Call (877) 742-5787 for dead animal removal on public property.

Dead animal removal from private property, contact D&D Animal Removal Service at (888) 299-9905 (fee). 


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