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Animal Shelter Support

How shelter animals are helped

During the time animals have to spend in an animal shelter, they are entitled to appropriate accommodation (if possible), veterinary care and professional care. Simple wishes, the fulfilment of which is often complex and expensive.
The reorganization work of the SUST supports many different animal shelters and animal welfare projects at home and abroad and contributes to the fulfilment of these factors. In this way, serious and independent animal welfare organisations can grow out of needy associations, which in the future can help countless animals to a species-appropriate accommodation and a new, good home. In order to optimize an animal shelter and to bring it on the way of the professional animal assistance, usually years of cooperation and company are necessary.
This support can have many different faces: sometimes the experts of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation organise a complete rebuilding of an animal shelter, they provide first aid for animals, train experts and carry out castration and aid campaigns.

In dialogue with the animal welfare activists concerned, the restructuring of animal shelters, advice on setting up and managing animal welfare projects and the further training of experts are addressed.
The area of the pillar "shelter support" includes
- Carrying out of work days in Swiss animal shelters
- Implementation of weeks in foreign animal shelters
- structural change/supplementation of animal shelter facilities
- Reorganization of animal shelter processes
- Coordination and financing of craftsmen's and construction work
- Supply of animal feed
- Delivery of animal shelter equipment (each year 80 - 100 tons of animal utensils leave the SUST warehouse)
- Supply of building materials
- Financing of feed and other material
- Provision of emergency and direct help
- Management of the SUST-material collection action
In many cases, SUST provides direct aid without any third party ever knowing about it. Emergency scenarios and plans are set up in no time at all, experts are dispatched and assistance operations are carried out - in emergencies, the organisation provides fast, unbureaucratic and discreet help. When shelters need help, the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation is there for them.
The activities of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation are financed exclusively by donations and legacies (no public support).
With your donation you help to help shelter animals!



SUST animal shelter working day in Neos cat station

Together we can achieve a lot: Last Saturday a SUST team spent a whole day together with other volunteers in Kleinlützel in order to work actively on the construction of the cat station.

There is a lot to do: Besides many cats, Anita Schlemmermeyer also offers chickens and guinea pigs a home. And so the SUST animal welfare workers, under the direction of SUST Operations Leader Corinne Frana, dedicated themselves to the construction of the guinea pig enclosure, the chicken run, the isolation of the future cat home and much more.

We thank all participants from the bottom of our hearts for their motivated commitment!

SUST working days in Switzerland: Important support for animal shelters. This Saturday, a large team of SUST helpers under the leadership of Simone Maurer is working at Border Homeless and is carrying out urgently needed work. While animal shelters and sanctuaries all over Switzerland fight daily for their existence and take care of the complex care of their orphans, it can happen that important points are neglected in their everyday life at the shelter. Since 2000, the animal shelter support provided by the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation has been helping 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 in which SUST teams tackle long overdue tasks, modify or supplement animal shelter facilities, reorganise animal shelter procedures, coordinate craftsmen's work (and assume their costs) and deliver animal feed, animal shelter utensils and building materials to animal shelters throughout Switzerland. Here, animal welfare workers use their free time, expertise and strength to help homeless animals. Please support us: https://www.susyutzinger.ch/en/donate

  • Switzerland
5 Pillars:
  • Animal Shelter Support
SUST animal shelter working day in Neos cat station
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