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




Working day at the Hodel sanctuary

Aeugst am Albis

On 20 June 2020, a large SUST team was working at the Hodel sanctuary, carrying out work that would otherwise be neglected for capacity reasons.

Stables were mucked out, an emergency box built, cleared out and tidied up, plaque weeded, mowed and much more.

While animal shelters and mercy courts all over Switzerland fight daily for their existence and take care of the costly care of their orphans, it can happen that important points in their everyday life as an animal shelter are neglected. Since 2000, the animal shelter support of the usy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation has continued to help where animal shelters reach their limits: It is part of the daily work of the SUST experts to carry out days of work in animal shelters, where SUST teams tackle long overdue work, to modify or supplement animal shelter facilities, to reorganize animal shelter procedures, to coordinate craftsmen's work (and to bear their costs) and to deliver animal food, shelter utensils and building materials to animal shelters throughout Switzerland. Here, animal welfare workers use their free time, expertise and energy to help homeless animals free of charge.

  • Switzerland
5 Pillars:
  • Animal Shelter Support
Working day at the Hodel sanctuary
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