Animal protection supervision

If you suspect that an animal is being mistreated, please file an animal welfare notification to a supervising veterinarian. Any cases of animal abuse must be reported to the police.

Examples of animal mistreatment include leaving an animal alone for a long time, not giving an animal enough water or food, neglecting to take a dog outside, not treating an animal's illnesses or keeping an animal in an unsuitable or hazardous place.

The mere barking of a dog without suspicions of the animal having been left alone for too long (more than 12 hours at a time) is not against the Animal Welfare Act. If you are bothered by the barking of a dog, please contact your property manager.

If you suspect animal abuse or want to report an aggressive or dangerous dog, please contact the police.

How to file an animal welfare notification

You can also contact the supervising veterinarians in urgent cases outside the phone service hours by calling the number +358 (0)9 310 32076, +358 (0)9 310 37761 or +358 (0)9 310 20943.

Your notification must contain at least the following information: the exact address of the subject, the name and phone number of the subject (if known) and a short description of the situation (how the animal has been abused).

In urgent cases outside office hours, please contact the police.

Call us

File an animal welfare notification by telephone

Open Mon-Fri 09-10
Call charge: toll free