20 years SUST
20 years SUST

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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!



The renovation of the puppy station at the Misina shelter, Hungary, is progressing rapidly.

Even in 37 degrees heat, our animal protection teams are full of energy!

In summer many animals suffer severely. When the most beautiful time of the year begins for humans, the animal shelters are particularly busy: abandoned, deported and injured animals literally "flood" many shelters. And also many animal housing grievances come to light only now. During this time, many animal shelters hardly know where to house all their orphans any more. They need even more material, even more food, even more veterinary help and even more helping hands.

For this reason, the SUST conducts animal shelter work days in Switzerland during the summer months and for this reason, the SUST teams are now also setting out to lend a hand in their partner animal shelters abroad. In addition to countless deliveries of relief supplies, financing of renovations and various emergency food deliveries, these animal shelter working weeks are an important task in the area of SUST animal shelter support.

This week, an 8-person SUST team is working at the Misina Természet and Állatvédő Animal Shelter Egyesület (adószám: 18303841-1-02)Pecs, Hungary: Among other things, the long overdue renovation of the puppy ward, the basic cleaning of the clinic, the repair of the clinic roof, pig suds and the renovation of the goat run are being tackled.

This shelter is home to around 200 dogs and 50 cats. Over 1,000 dogs and almost 300 cats are admitted here every year: Most of them can be placed in good new places within Hungary. In addition, many large animals (horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, buffalos, sheep, goats), small animals (chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, budgerigars, and many other exotic birds, degus and others) as well as a wildlife station with reintroduction facilities belong to the shelter. Many of the injured wild animals can be cared for and reintroduced into the wild. In addition to castration activities, the Misina shelter also places great value on information and education: regular school class events and student camps with dogs and horses (here we also work with the SUST children's booklets), dog training and training for dog trainers contribute a lot to improving animal keeping. In addition, therapy dogs are trained and actively used in this animal protection centre.

  • Hungary
5 Pillars:
  • Animal Shelter Support
The renovation of the puppy station at the Misina shelter, Hungary, is progressing rapidly.

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