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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. 

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.

Injured animals from the wild can be taken to Korkeasaari Zoo 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. You should consult personnel about delivering animals to be taken care. Telephone inquires will be answered 12 - 1 pm tel. 09 310 37887.

Contact information:

Helsinki Rescue Department 
tel. 09 310 1651




Home for strays 
tel. 045 1134683




Supervising Veterinarian
Mon, Wed - Fri 9.00-10.00 am, Tue 12.00 - 13.00
tel 09 310 31531 
or 050 553 9678
Telefax +358-9-310 31633


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11.01.2019 12:31