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I took a trip recently and came across at least 75 pets dead by the side of the road. Aside from the causes and care that contributed to their ending up this way, what, if anything, do rural people do about fluffy or fido lying mangled in a heap not four feet from the driveway?

Vultures? (Highway cafe)

Call the rendering truck?

Bury them yourselves?

Let them rot?

What's the consensus?

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I know not everyone views "farm cats" as pets, but most view dogs that way. I was driving from Colorado to Iowa and often taking state highways instead of interstate. I have never seen so many dead pets on one trip either, which is why the subject came up. I saw everything from a 60 or 70 lb dog with a fluffy red coat to cats and kittens. I assume the dogs were chasing critters. The cats might have been doing the same, but they are usually more careful. In the Midwest, March is the season for striped skunk roadkill. It has to do with their dispersal pattern timing.

Higher density of farms and people, leads to a higher density of pets and a greater frequency of roadkill. I'm sure a lot of dogs are chasing deer.
I lived out in the country off a busy state rd and saw alot of dead animals.
I also saw live dogs that I saved,going house to house finding the owner.
One day,I will never forget,I had my two younger daughters with me,on our way to pick up my oldest daughter from high school.I went on a side road to get to the school.I saw a live dog just laying on the side of the road.We stopped to see if the dog had a tag.When I got out,I saw a plastic grocery bag next to it,tied to something....it was tied to the body of a small dead dog,the head was missing,the bag was tied to the top of the body,where the head should've been.
I took the live dog home with me.Later,a friend of mine took that dog as a pet.
People can be scum
"What's the rural protocol for domestic roadkill"?!!!?

YOU KILL IT, YOU GRILL IT

That's how it's done in The South....ROFLMAO...beer in hand!!!!
Oh,I'd like to add that there are many people who speed up to hit animals that try to get out of the way,or they'll swerve to hit them.
Vernon, is urban, he doesn't know the the difference between a cat, dog or a possum, rabbit, squirrel, fox, coyote, raccoon etc .etc. I've driven many thousands, of miles in the rural south for my whole life, and I seriously doubt that I have seen 75 dead PETS in 40 years. Get a grip people.
Nice to see you living up to your name. Just how do you get both your feet in your mouth at the same time?
I passed 6 dead animals Monday on RT 33 in NJ, a skunk, a possum, a squirrel, a cat, another possum,
and something I couldn't idenify.

In winter/fall a deer almost every day.
I don't know what they do with it. Let it sit and rot?
The turkey buzzards pick at it.
It is gross.

I never let my cat outside. If I had a dog it would always be on a leash or in a big fenced in yard.

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