The public works and animal services of some cities in the United States may offer pick up of dead animals in the public right-of-way. A city's Humane Society or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals chapter may pick up stray and deceased animals in any public property, though they may provide additional services to the community such as picking up of owned animals for veterinary transport and transfer to animal shelters for a fee.
Some cities and counties, such as the cities of San Antonio, Phoenix, and the Miami-Dade County pick up deceased animals on public properties, such as state-maintained roads and expressways. San Antonio's Solid Waste Management Department collect dead animals from residences as well as long as the animal is bagged and placed at the curb. Veterinary clinics may also acquire dead animal tags and have the city collector's services collect it upon request.
The local Humane Society and SPCA may pick up abandoned and stray animals in both residential and public properties as long as it complies with the organizations' conditions. The animal rescue team of both organizations may be asked to deploy pick up services pertaining to wildlife, reptiles, farm animals and others. Not all Humane Society and SPCA chapters accept pick up services and a rescue response or a residential or commercial pick up service may require additional handling fees.