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Information to the public

Information to the public

SUST information brochures and campaigns in different languages

The SUST's commitment, both spoken and written

Specialist knowledge for animal lovers - free of charge

Our expertise and many years of experience in dealing with pets are continuously processed in our information series "Animal welfare through proper action". In our free brochures, pet owners and animal lovers will find important tips and tricks for keeping, protecting and caring for our four-legged friends.

The pillar "Education & Information to the Public" includes

- Courses at the SUST Academy
- Public lectures
- Education to the public
- Media work on current animal welfare issues in different countries
- Free distribution of information brochures and flyers
- Free distribution of animal welfare posters
- Animal welfare campaigns
- School campaigns
- Creation, printing and delivery of learning material suitable for children in different languages
- School visits and distribution of learning and information material in different countries and languages

You can order the brochures and posters of SUST free of charge in the WebShop

If you'd like to find out more about all the projects in the pillar of Education & Information to the Public by SUST, please access the German version of the website using your browser's translation extension.

The activities of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation are financed exclusively by donations and legacies (no public support).




ATTENTION Blue-green algae!

March 2024

Due to the mild autumn/winter, there is currently an increased occurrence of so-called Burgundy blood algae. Blue-green algae are actually cyanobacteria, not algae. High nutrient concentrations and plenty of sunlight are perfect conditions for blue-green algae. This leads to explosive growth of blue-green algae in lakes and water bodies. They can be yellow, green, brown, or even red in color. Here are the recommendations for dealing with blue-green algae from the Health Department of the Canton of Zurich:

Blue-green algae can be hazardous to health when present in high concentrations!

  • Do not swim if the density of algae in knee-deep water is so high that you cannot see your feet.
  • Avoid areas with visibly colored water surfaces, streaks, and clumps.
  • People with sensitive skin, including young children, should only swim in clear water.
  • Avoid swallowing water.
  • Always shower thoroughly and dry off after swimming.
  • Limit playing and training with dogs to suitable shoreline areas with clear water.
  • Do not let dogs drink colored water and wash their fur after contact, as bacteria can be ingested through licking.

The fact sheet can be found here:

  • Switzerland
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ATTENTION Blue-green algae!
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