If you notice a pet which seems to be a stray or lost, catch the animal and take it to the new home for stray animals in Viikki, which is the joint home run by Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. If the animal behaves aggressively, leave the catching to the officials. In many cases the police will help in securing a stray animal. If your pet has run off, contact the home for strays (tel. 045-1134683). If you suspect that the animal you have found has been abandoned, also contact the city of Helsinki animal protection veterinarian.