Skip to content

Stray animals

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. 

Contact information: phone +358 40 198 0778, e-mail:, homepage: (in Finnish). 

In many cases the police will help in securing a stray animal. If your pet has run off, contact the home for strays. If you suspect that the animal you have found has been abandoned, also contact the city of Helsinki animal protection veterinarian.

Injured animals from the wild can be taken to Korkeasaari Zoo and placed in quarantine section. Animals that need care will be received when the zoo is open. Rehabilitated animals will be released back to nature.

Korkeasaari Zoo cannot collect the animals. 

Contact information:

Helsinki Rescue Department 

tel.  +358 9 310 1651

Home for strays 

tel. +358 40 198 0778

Supervising Veterinarian

Mon-Fri 9.00-10.00

tel +358 9 310 31531 

25.11.2020 19:21