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




The courses of the SUST Academy are open for enrolment (German only)

In the SUST seminars, animal welfare workers and other experts learn basic principles for the handling and care of animals and for the management of animal shelters and animal welfare projects. This lays the foundation for further successful animal welfare projects on the quality standard required by SUST: Animal protectors and other specialists tackle animal protection problems not only with a lot of love, but also with a lot of expert knowledge and in this way enable long-term solutions for animal protection problems.

Some of these courses are also open to the public and are offered at reasonable prices (subsidized by the SUST) for pet owners and animal lovers.

--> Click here to go to the SUST Academy (German): https://www.susyutzinger.ch/SUST-Akademie

  • Switzerland
5 Pillars:
  • Education and Training
The courses of the SUST Academy are open for enrolment (German only)
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