Q22: I have just knocked over a cat and killed it, what should I do?

The appropriate organisation to contact is the local council in order for them to clear away the remains.

Unfortunately, a cat does not fall within the remit of the Road Traffic Act and therefore you do not need to report the incident to the police (as long as there are no other factors involved).

It may be advisable, if possible, to make a few enquiries to ascertain the owner of the cat so that they can be informed of the situation. If you cannot find the owner of the cat, you could take it to the nearest vets as most cats are now microchipped - the vet can scan the cat and contact the owner. Alternatively, you can contact your local council in order for them to clear away the remains.

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