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Responsible for the service Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services

Animal welfare

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  • 13 municipalities
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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.

Background information

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.

Basic information

The service is provided bySiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Responsible for the serviceSiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Area Heinävesi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi
Available languageFinnish
Text edited by: Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Updated: 8/21/2020