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My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to assist you today. This would be the correct category and I'm also an expert in the Pet Category, so I can advise you.
I'm so sorry you have to deal with this horrible thing. The best scenario would be to have a 'critter remover' do this for you, but if you have absolutely no one to call in your area.......What about Animal Control or a Ranger Station? Do you have any neighbors nearby who might be able to help?
I would not suggest using the lime, because depending on the specific ingredients, it might be toxic to your cats and dog. If you can block off the area and not allow them near the carcass, that would be best, XXXXX XXXXX might try to investigate or eat it.
I know how disgusting it is, but if you're the only one who can do this, you might have to just steel yourself to do it and be well prepared. If you can get a surgical mask, I'd wear that; if not, tie a kerchief or scarf or old t-shirt around your nose and mouth and try to wear protective goggles and heavy gloves--like gardening gloves. Prepare a big heavy duty plastic bag (garbage bag). If the critter is within reach with the shovel, just move it slowly towards you and once it's out just get it in the plastic bag as quickly as possible and try not to look at it unless absolutely necessary. You can also throw the plastic bag over the critter so you don't have to look at it, and pull it out with the shovel, so it will already be covered once you get it out.
Once you get it in the bag, what will you do with it, bury it far away from the house?
To get rid of the smell, spray Febreze or Lysol under the house where it was laying and also spray the inside of the house (without the pets in the room where you spray--allow the spray to dry completely before allowing them to contact any surfaces). Use fans and open windows (if it's not too hot) to air out the house.
Do you have a Sheriff's office, garbage pick up, anyone who stops by on a steady basis who could help you? Any teenage boys in your area? They'd LOVE to do something like this!
Try to get someone to help you and if not, try your best to do this yourself.
I wish you much good luck and please let me know how things go!
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