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 on the animal sanctuary farm "Tante Martha" (Aunt Martha)

What a successful saturday for animal welfare

While at the SUST laying hen removal all the feather girls found a home and did not have to go to the butcher's, a large team of SUST animal welfare workers worked at the Aunt Martha's farm in Romont BE. On this day, the dovecote and the henhouse were cleaned, mucked and wiped, a fence that was no longer functional was dismantled and replaced by a new wooden fence and, last but not least, a piece of forest that had been untouched for 30 years was cleared out, freed from poisonous plants and thus made accessible to the large animals Anton and Figaro.

The material necessary for this work was financed by the SUST.

Once again our thanks go to our animal welfare workers, on whom we can always rely: You work in hot as well as cold weather and make it possible for animals in animal shelters and grace farms to live a better, more species-appropriate life step by step. You are the best.

We need your donation so that we can continue to provide this important animal shelter support in the future:


Thank you so much.

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5 Pillars:
  • Animal Shelter Support
Working day on the animal sanctuary farm "Tante Martha" (Aunt Martha)
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