During the summer you can see many farm animals in Kurala, and pasturage is an integral part of maintaining the traditional landscape of the Kylämäki Village. The museum is loyal to the 1950s when it comes to its animals. All the animals you see there now are ones that the inhabitants already kept in the 1950s. The animals have spacious pasture lands where they lighten up the landscape.
All the animals living in Kurala during the summer are owned by a private animal keeper, who is in charge of their care.
When you find a pet on the loose, contact the police or the Animal Protection Supervisor.
If your pet has run away, you can enquire the little escapee from the animal shelter.
If you find a dead pet, please contact the animal shelter or the police.
The animal shelter also takes care of wild animals who cannot cope in the nature on their own.
Remember to always check the animal’s real need for help. If the situation is unclear, contact the animal shelter before you touch the animal!
Turku City pet cemetery is in Urusvuori on a hill close to the intersection of Kopteritie and Vanha Moisiontie.
There are 17 dog parks in Turku. Below is a list in alphabetical order. A map will open up when you click the name of the park.
Supervision in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and the Animal Diseases Act is conducted in Turku, Raisio, Naantali and Rusko by a supervising veterinarian, tel. +358 (0)44 907 3854.
The supervising veterinarian is supported by the animal shelter in Turku, in which found animals as well as pets taken into custody due to animal welfare reasons and wild animals can be treated and cared for.
The supervising veterinarian sees especially to the animal welfare supervision of his/her area and gives advice on animal welfare questions on demand.
Emergy services for pets (regional)
The municipalities of Finland Proper have organized joint emergency services for pets. Emergency services for small animals are available at Eläinsairaala Turku at Satakunnantie 162. The clinic has modern equipment and treatment possibilities.
The animal shelter in Turku takes in pets that no longer have an owner and that have been taken into custody by the authorities. The shelter sees to the temporary care of such pets and also treats injured and starving wild animals.
Opening hours of the animal shelter:
- Mon–Fri 8.00–18.00
- Sat–Sun and on holidays 08.00–17.00
Contact information of the animal shelter: