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




SUST Accademy: Training "First aid for horses"

11. November 2017

An intensive and very instructive course was held on November 11,2017 at the Zurich Animal Hospital: In a theoretical and practical part of the course, the participants learned a lot from Dr. Michelle Jackson about diseases and injuries on the horse as well as about first aid. In addition, the rescue and transport of horses was explained by Ruedi Keller (Grosstierrettungsdienst) and the Stiftung Tier im Recht was presented by Dr. Michelle Richener. A detailed guided tour through the equine clinic was also part of this course. The course proceeds go entirely to the campaign "Also livestock animals deserve professional rescue".


  • Switzerland
5 Pillars:
  • Education and Training
SUST Accademy: Training "First aid for horses"
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