To City will pick up dead wild animals in the City’s street right of way. Where possible, City crews may also pick up large, wild animal carcasses on private properties inside the City of Decatur such as deer and coyotes.

Smaller, dead animals on private property (such as squirrels, birds, raccoons, ground hogs, and opossums) should be carefully bagged and disposed in the trash by private property owners and residents.

Macon County Animal Control will continue providing pickup/disposal of dead domestic animals such as cats and dogs within the City of Decatur.


Report a deceased wild animal: Call Public Works – 217-875-4820

Public Works after hours phone for roadway hazards – 217-542-3589

Report a deceased domestic animal: Call Animal Control – 217-425-4508


OR fill out below form to report a wild animal to the City. (Please note it is faster to report via phone call)


Dead Animal Report

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