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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 "Livestock deserve professional rescue too" of the GTRD (Large Animal Rescue Service)

Another complex recovery of a calf by the Large Animal Rescue Service:

"We were summoned by the police of Schaffhausen and the Stetten fire brigade to rescue a calf from a manure pit.
The hole was very tight, measuring only 60cm in diameter, and at the bottom the calf had got stuck in the thick dung. We managed to put the large animal vertical recovery set (GTVBS) on the calf and then lifted it out of it's awkward position with the telescopic loader. We were then able to put it back on safe ground in the outlet, unharmed, where we cleaned it with the fire hose."

Rescuing large animals such as horses and cows requires special equipment and great effort: In addition to professional and often expensive equipment, committed specialists with many years of training are needed to rescue large animals from life-threatening situations with great caution and experience. The honorary specialists of the large animal rescue service GTRD often put up with long distances and aren't afraid of neither costs nor dirt to rescue the frightened animals as gently as possible.

Rescue operations of the large animal rescue service are often time-consuming and usually involve high costs. While most horse emergencies are covered by insurance, the costs of rescuing livestock pose financial problems to animal owners - often the GTRD doesn't even get remuneration. However, this does not prevent them from continuing to save the lives of livestock on a daily basis while using all available resources.

We believe that such a commitment deserves support. That is why SUST has agreed to pay for the costs of rescuing "livestock" such as cows. Because we believe: "Livestock" also deserves professional rescuing!

--> Learn more about the valuable work of the large animal rescue service here: www.gtrd.ch
--> You can support us here: www.susyutzinger.ch/en/Donate

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5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation finances the campaign "Livestock deserve professional rescue too" of the GTRD (Large Animal Rescue Service)
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