Dog mess and dead animals
Dog mess is unhealthy, anti-social, unpleasant and can potentially transfer disease to humans via the Toxocara roundworm whose eggs live in dog mess.
If children come in contact with the eggs they can cause an upset stomach, sore throat, asthma and in rare cases, blindness. The eggs can stay alive in the soil for many years.
Reporting dog mess
If you see someone not cleaning up after their dog on the public highway, please report it to us. All reports are dealt with in confidence.
Before you report a dead animal
If the dead animal is on private property, please place the animal within a bag and bring the bag to the front of your property.
Report a dead animal
You can also use the Love Clean Streets app to report dog mess and dead animals.
What happens next
We will arrange removal.
If a animal is reported dead on a public road, we will scan the animal for identification and where applicable, we will notify the owner and arrange for the animal to be removed from the street.
We aim to remove all dead animals within 24 hours of the report.
Things to read
- Cleaner Brent app - Find out how to report street care issues with your phone
- Car clubs
- Abandoned and unwanted vehicles
- Bus shelters, stops and taxi ranks
- Freedom pass
- Brent travel guide - map and local travel information (.pdf)
- School travel information
- Vehicle crossings and dropped kerbs