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Animal welfare

Animal welfare means the individual protection of every animal, whether it is wild or in human care. It is a question of animal welfare, the protection of animals during transport and slaughter.

An important pillar of animal welfare is voluntary animal welfare work. In particular, animal welfare associations are to be mentioned here. The majority of animal welfare associations belong to the umbrella association of the German Animal Welfare Association and operate an animal shelter or an animal reception centre. Citizens also have the opportunity to place their pet in an animal boarding house during a holiday or illness.

Veterinarians of the competent body carry out regular and priority monitoring and investigate complaints and notifications of animal welfare violations. They initiate fine proceedings or impose conditions on those responsible in order to remedy maladministration.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the Hanover region and the special purpose association Jade-Weser.

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no charges.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

No deadlines need to be observed.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Veterinärwesen und Verbraucherschutz

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

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