Animal Welfare and Rescue Organisations in Milan and Lombardy

Pet shelters and refuges, animal rights organisations and other local associations for the protection of cats, dogs and other pet animals...

Note: most of the websites listed below are in Italian only.

The Italian State Animal Rights Office (Ufficio Diritti Animali/UDA) provides information on animal legislation, pet adoption and details of animal events.

Animal Protection in Lombardy

The National Board for Animal Protection (Ente Nazionale per la Protezione degli Animali/ENPA) organises campaigns, adoptions of unwanted animals and provides advice and information on animal welfare.

ENPA has a number of offices in the Lombardy region:

Bergamo At: Via Borfuro 2, 24121 Bergamo (BG)
Tel: 035 246 008
Fax
: 035 246 008
email
Website
Brescia At: Via Quinta 29, 25125 Brescia (BS)
Tel: 030 349 399
Fax
: 030 354 8205
email
Website
Como At: Via Bianchi Giovini 37, 22100 Como (CO)
Tel: 031 303 356
Fax
: 031 303 356
Cremona At: Viale Po 54, 26100 Cremona (CR)
Tel: 0335 829 2221
email
Lecco At: Via Plava 13, 22053 Lecco (LC)
Tel: 0341 283 082
Fax
: 0341 355 836
Lodi At: Casa Cantoniera, Via ex SS 235 n. 1, 26866 Sant'Angelo Lodigiano (LO)
Tel: 0371 934 827
Fax
: 0371 934 827
email
Mantua At: Via Silvano Montanari 4, 46037 Roncoferraro (MN)
Tel: 0335 646 2907
email
Milan At: Via Pietro Gassendi 11, 20155 Milano (MI)
Tel: 02 970 64220 
Tel: 02 970 6421
Fax
: 02 970 64254
email
Website
Monza & Brianza
At: Via Lecco 164, 20052 Monza (MI)
Tel: 039 388 304
Fax
: 039 323 924
email
Website
Pavia At: Via Pinerolo 12, 27100 Pavia (PV)
Tel: 0382 461 116
Fax
: 0382 461 116
email
Website
Sondrio
At: Casella Postale 38, 23100 Sondrio (SO)
Website
Varese At: Via Montello 1, 21100 Varese (VA)
Tel: 0332 232 161
email
Website

WWF - World Wildlife Fund

The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) works to protect and conserve endangered species.

  • For the WWF Lombardy website: Click here (in Italian)

There are numerous WWF offices in Lombardy:

  • WWF Main Office - Lombardy
    At
    : Via Orseolo 12, 20144 Milan (MI)
    Tel
    : 02 831 331
    email
  • For a list of other WWF offices in Lombardy: Click here (and select Sezioni Locali)

The Italian International Organisation for the Protection of Animals

The Italian International Organisation for the Protection of Animals (Organizzazione Internazionale Protezione Animali/OIPA)

OIPA Italia
At
: Via Passerini 18, 20162 Milan (MI)
Tel
: 02 642 7882

Italian National Canine Defence League

Italian National Canine Defence League (Lega Nazionale Per La Difesa Del Cane/LNDC) organises events to raise awareness of canine issues and pet adoptions.

The Lombardy Regional Canine Registry Office (Anagrafe Canina Regionale) provides information on registration, loss, dog adoption and regulations governing pet travel in Italy and to other foreign countries.

  • Anagrafe Canina Regionale
    Tel
    : 800 770 099
    Open
    : 08:30-17:30 Monday to Friday
    email

Animal Charities and Shelters in Lombardy

Associazione Cinofila Mantovana 
At: Strada Bosco Virgiliano, 46100 Mantua (MN)
(dog shelter)
Open
: 14:30-18:30 (winter) and 15:00-19:30 (summer)
Tel: 0376 223 120
Fax
: 0376 449 499
Diamoci La Zampa
At: Via C. Battisti 19. 20097 S. Donato Milanese (MI)
(dog shelter)
email
Website
Associazione Piccoli Animali Randagi 
(APAR)
At: Canale 23, 20152 Busto Arsizio (VA)
Open
: 10:00-19:00 daily
Tel: 331 670 692
APAR Fagnano At: Via Corridoni 102, 21054 Fagnano Olona (VA)
Open
: Saturday and Sunday 14:30-16:30
Tel: 338 977 2026
email
APAR Gallarate At: Via Degli Aceri, 21013 Gallarate (VA) email
Laika & Balto
At: Via Pisacane 22, 20098 San Giuliano Milanese (MI)
(dog, cat, horse, ferret, bird and small animal shelter)
Tel: 333 965 1570
email
Website
Vita da Cani At: Via Mazzini 4, 20020 Arese (MI)
(dog charity)
Tel: 02 938 71132
email
Website
Protezione Animali di Legnano 
(PAL)
At: Via don Milani 24, 20025 Legnano (MI) Tel: 0331 466 665
email
Website
SOS Randagi At: Via Sismondi 67, 20133 Milan (MI)
Tel: 02 701 20366
Website
Canile ENPA di Varese
At: Via Friuli, 21100 Varese (VA)
Tel: 0332 335 077
email
ENPA Crema Onlus
At: Piazzale Corce Rossa 1, 26013 Crema (CR)
Tel: 0373 83 812
email
Associazione Zoofila Lombarda 
(AZL)

email
Mondo Gatto At: Via Padova 29, 20127 Milan (MI) Tel: 02 583 09022
Miciamici At: Via De Gasperi 5, 27036 Mortara (PV) Tel: 0384 98 896
email
Website