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Munich - Animal Department

The official animal department changed its name in 2002 to "Staatliches Veterinäramt für das Gebiet der Landeshauptstadt München." 15 vets and 3 administrators (quite a good ratio for a government department!) work in the fields of food and meat hygiene, animal protection, animal disease control and animal medicines. The Staatliches Veterinäramt sets standards for the care of all animals, both privately owned and those owned for professional purposes including pet shops, circuses and the zoo.

If you notice mistreatment of animals, you can inform the Veterinäramt in writing by post:

Further information on the Veterinäramt can be found at:
website: http://www.regierung.oberbayern.bayern.de/abt2a/2awirueberuns/2asgvorstell/211sgvor/vet/vetamt.htm

Other societies that care for animals include:

  • Akademie für Tierschutz (academy for animal protection)
    Spechstr 1
    Neubiberg
    85579
    Germany
    Tel: + 49 (0) 6002 910
    Fax: + 49 (0)  60 029115
  • Bund gegen Mißbrauch der Tiere (association against mistreatment of animals)
    Viktor-Scheffel-Str 15
    Munich
    Germany
    Tel: + 49 (0) 89 3839 520
    Fax: + 49 (0) 89  3839 5223
  • Franziskushilfe Süd- für notleidende Tiere (Franciscan aid for needy animals)
    Risserkogelstr 6
    Munich
    Germany
    Tel: + 49 (0) 89 4353 9771
  • Landesbund für Vogelschutz (national association for bird protection)
    Klenzestr 37
    Munich
    Germany
    Tel: + 49 (0) 89  2002 706
    Fax:  + 49 (0) 89 2992 7088
  • tierrettung münchen (animal rescue, Munich)
    Herzogstr 127
    Munich
    Germany
    Tel: + 49 (0) 89  3077 9522
    Emergency: + 49 (0) 180 584 3773
    website: http://www.tierrettungmuenchen.de/ 
  • Tierschutzverein München (animal protection club, Munich)
    Riemerstr 270
    Munich
    Germany
    Tel: + 49 (0) 89 9210 000
    Fax: + 49 (0) 89  907 320
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