The activities of SUST

All over the world, countless animals in overcrowded shelters live sadly or struggle for their survival in wild colonies. Day after day, even today, animals that have become inconvenient are still abandoned, deported or mistakenly kept for lack of better knowledge. The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation contributes with effective means to the fact that animal suffering can be reduced or even prevented sustainably.

This animal welfare work is based on four pillars:

1. Competence Centre Animal Shelter: Animal shelters become high-quality transition stations for homeless animals, where animals are kept and promoted in a way that is appropriate for their species and finally transferred to good new places.

2. Neutering campaigns: Braking the animal misery

3. Education and training of specialists: Specialists are given the opportunity to optimise their knowledge and improve animal welfare.

4. Education of the population: love of animals with heart and mind

These four elements form the important basis for sustainable animal welfare projects.

Those animals that are not yet able to benefit from the effects of this reconstruction work and have been born into a world where they are not wanted need the emergency aid of SUST.

Emergency aid as a basis for sustainable animal welfare projects: saving lives of animals




Shelter work day at the parrot farm

On July 25, a team of 20 people, led by Susy Utzinger, lent a hand in the new building of the Parrot Farm animal shelter in Mogelsberg in summery high temperatures.

Together, the animal welfare workers were able to complete an incredible amount of work that day:

- Move dog kennels, pour and build concrete foundation

- transporting and distributing gravel in the parrot outdoor aviaries, hanging and firmly mounting branches

- Transport soil into the rabbit and guinea pig runs, bury hiding tubes

- Build greenhouse as winter shelter for turtles

- Pulling the electric trench

We thank Marcel Jung and his team of the Parrot Farm for the great organization and support and we thank all SUST helpers from the bottom of our hearts for their great commitment:

- Daniela Adler

- Karin Anderegg

- Pierina Anesini

- Sandra Baumgartner

- Anna Bortolin

- Claudia Bruckner

- Andi Egloff

- Biggi Eugster

- Michael Gähwiler

- Manuela Haller

- Susan Herzog

- Giovanni Longo

- Monika Monn

- Michele Puppetti

- Katrina Rosenberg

- Beatrice Safiari

- Mario Sgier

- Silvana Steffen

- Claudia Widmer

You were a great team and did an incredible amount of valuable work despite the summer heat!

  • Switzerland
5 Pillars:
  • Animal Shelter Support
Shelter work day at the parrot farm
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