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




Dr. Rosu reports from the mission with working horses and donkeys

January 2021

The region around Galati, Romania, is poverty-stricken - many people live from agriculture. For this they use horses and donkeys.

Because they can hardly afford the food for the animals, a visit to the vet is unrealistic, accordingly, the animals are sometimes in terrible condition. With the emergency aid, SUST often offers these animals the first veterinary treatment. This includes new shoeing of hooves, grinding of teeth and treatment of open wounds or old injuries.

Our partner veterinarian Dr. Ovidiu Rosu reports from one of the many days of outreach.

  • Romania
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
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