If you have dead animals on your property as the result of recent flooding, public health officials recommend that you do the following: If you know the animal owners, contact them and ask that the animals be picked up. If you do not know who owns them, you may bury dead animals on your property under at least two feet of cover and at least 200 feet away from any wells, springs, lakes and streams. Use rubber gloves when handling carcasses and wash your hands using a disinfectant soap. For more information, contact Danny Green with the Georgia Department of Agriculture at 770-535-5955.
Public Health Advisory: Disposal of Dead Animals after Recent Flood
- Written by Jennifer King, District Public Information Officer and Risk Communicator
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