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 sanctuary "Tante Martha"

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This Saturday, a large team of SUST helpers, led by project manager Corinne Frana, is working at the Tante Martha sanctuary and carrying out urgently needed work. While animal shelters and sanctuaries all over Switzerland are fighting for their existence on a daily basis and take care of the complex care of their orphan animals, it can happen that important points in their everyday life are neglected. 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 SUST specialists to conduct outreach days in animal shelters, where SUST teams tackle long overdue work, make structural changes or additions to shelter facilities, reorganize shelter operations, coordinate craftsmen's work (and cover their costs), and deliver animal food, shelter utensils, and building materials to shelters throughout Switzerland. This is where animal welfare volunteers donate their free time, expertise and energy for the benefit of homeless animals, free of charge. Please support us: www.susyutzinger.ch/en/Donate

  • Switzerland
5 Pillars:
  • Animal Shelter Support
Working day at the sanctuary "Tante Martha"
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