The team of 5 part-time employees has to cope with a whole mountain of animal welfare work at the SUST office.
Optimization of animal shelters at home and abroad
In order to optimize an animal shelter and to bring it on the way of professional animal assistance, usually years of cooperation and active company are necessary. Sometimes the experts of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation organize a complete rebuilding of an animal shelter, they provide first aid for animals, train experts and carry out neutering and aid campaigns. Negotiations with the authorities and education of the population are also part of such missions.
Information leaflets and brochures for animal lovers and pet owners
Our leaflets are very popular, are often described in the press and often requested by animal lovers and owners. Writing such brochures and making them available to pet owners is one of the many tasks of the SUST office.
Collection of material: Reception and distribution of animal welfare material
In some cases, we can deliver whole truckloads of urgently needed animal utensils as well as pallet-wise animal food to various animal welfare institutions at home and abroad. We also reorganise and pass on technical equipment such as telephones, computers, faxes and material donations such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines as well as cleaning agents and detergents help in large steps.
Animal welfare consulting for animal welfare organisations or private individuals active in animal welfare / Assistance in the development of animal welfare projects
Of course, with the animal utensils from our material collection campaign not only simple materials change their owners, but also an infinite amount of expertise. Each time the material is handed over, the conditions in the individual homes and the status of the various projects were discussed anew and the best ways and solutions for the future were sought together.
Negotiations with authorities, ways out of disputes with neighbours, strategies for informing the population, plans for buildings and conversions of animal shelters, the improvement of animal welfare, possibilities for lower care and treatment costs, the use of volunteers and much more are looked for, discussed and fortunately also found in our foundation on a daily basis.
Individual animal welfare cases
Every day we receive phone calls, letters and e-mails from private individuals asking for help with a pet problem. Wherever possible, we will answer these requests in detail. Often, however, a "remote diagnosis" of the problem is not possible and we help the person seeking advice by providing specialist addresses. Neutering campaigns and/or the capture and neutering of individual feral cats are also included in the category "individual animal welfare cases". Here we organize the capture of the animals and take over the neutering costs for the animals.
Broad information on topics relevant to animal welfare by the media
The important media and information campaigns of SUST concerning animal welfare topics regularly meet with great interest. In addition to various TV and radio interviews, SUST's animal welfare reports and statements can also be found in print and online media.