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If you suspect that an animal is being treated in violation of the Animal Welfare Act, please contact the animal welfare authorities, which include the city’s veterinarians and health inspectors and the police.
Please report the violation primarily by email. In case of an emergency, please report the violation by phone.
Outside office hours, urgent animal protection cases are always reported directly to the police by calling the emergency number 112.
Advice on animal welfare is also provided by voluntary animal welfare inspectors of animal welfare associations
The purpose of the Animal Welfare Act and Decree is to protect animals from suffering, pain and distress, and to promote the welfare and good treatment of animals. The welfare of the animals in Vantaa is primarily monitored by the veterinary enforcement officers.
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.