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In animal welfare matters, you will be assisted by official veterinarians. They will give you advice and instructions on animal welfare issues.
For urgent matters outside office hours, contact the emergency veterinarian or the police.
To whom and on what terms
The service is free of charge.
If you suspect animal abuse and neglect report this to the municipal veterinarian, the municipal health protection authority or the police. Animals must the protected from distress, pain and suffering in the best possible way and every effort must be made to promote the welfare and good treatment of animals. The Animal Welfare Act contains provisions on animal premises, feed, care and breeding.
Enforcing the Animal Welfare Act is the joint responsibility of municipalities and central government authorities such as the police.
In urgent cases, contact the police by calling the emergency number 112.