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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 Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation finances the campaign "Even livestock have earned professional rescue" of the GTRD (Large Animal Rescue Service)

At the end of August, a cow fell into a filled cesspool on a farm in Effingen. The cattle had to be sedated first to avoid injury during the rescue by the GTRD (Large Animal Rescue Service). With the specially developed salvage gear, the fortified animal could be lifted safely and undamaged through the narrow opening back to the firm ground.

The rescue of large animals such as horses and cows requires special equipment and a great deal of effort: in addition to professional and often expensive equipment, committed specialists with many years of training are needed to rescue accident victims from life-threatening situations with a great deal of sensitivity and experience. The volunteer specialists of the GTRD often accept long journeys and do not shy away from costs or dirt in order to rescue the frightened animals as gently as possible.

Rescue operations of the GTRD are often costly and usually involve high costs. While most horse emergencies are covered by insurance, the costs incurred in the rescue of so-called farm animals often pose financial problems for the pet owners - often the GTRD even has to bear its own costs. However, this does not prevent the GTRD from continuing to save lives of farm animals on a daily basis using all available resources.

We believe that such commitment deserves support. Therefore the SUST has agreed to pay the costs for the rescue of "farm animals" such as cows. Because we believe: "Farm animals" also deserve professional rescue!

--> Here you can learn more about the valuable work of the large animal rescue service: www.gtrd.ch
--> Here you can directly support the work of SUST: www.susyutzinger.ch/en/Donate​

  • Switzerland
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation finances the campaign "Even livestock have earned professional rescue" of the GTRD (Large Animal Rescue Service)
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