DPW collects dead animals from public spaces only – the sidewalk, street or alley. We do not go on private property to remove a dead animal. If you see a dead animal in public space, please contact 311 to open a service request to have it removed. You may do this online at 311.dc.gov or by calling 311. If the phone you’re calling from is outside of the 202 area code, call (202) 737-4404. Please select the menu option 5, for "city services," to reach an operator.