He calls animal control, who tell him they can't remove it without authority from the mayor.
Well, the mayor of this particular town is about as rude and obnoxious as they come, and when the minister calls, the mayor doesn't disappoint. He begins to rant and rave, going on for some time.
Finally he tells the minister " What are you bothering me for? It's your job to bury the dead… "
"True, " replies the minister, "but I am also obliged to tell the next of kin first!"
(I have to credit Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church for this one, religion can be fun!)