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 SUST emergency aid for working horses and donkeys

Dezember 2020

Romania is home to countless working horses and donkeys. These working animals often secure the livelihood of entire families. These families themselves often live under very poor circumstances and can neither afford regular shoeing nor dental treatment and deworming for their horses and donkeys.

This takes its toll on the well-being and health of these hard-working animals: bad shoes, irons that stay on the hooves far too long, parasite infestations and teeth that develop such sharp points that the hard-working animals can hardly eat anymore often bring them to a sad end: animals that are so sick, weak or injured that they can no longer work are unfortunately often abandoned. The purchase of a new animal is cheaper than having the old one treated by a veterinarian.

This is where SUST Working Horse Aid steps in: During our campaigns, we perform much-needed expert dental treatment (grinding the tips of teeth so they can eat again) and shoeing. Deworming and treatment of minor and also major wounds are also performed. At the same time we give away horse utensils free of charge: Halters, lead ropes, ear yarns, brushes and many other materials go to people who could never afford these things for their hardworking animals. In addition, we give our SUST children's booklets on the proper handling of working horses and donkeys to the children of the animal owners.

There are countless working horses and donkeys in the Galati region whose owners cannot afford to treat their animals. We can shoe and treat about 15 horses per day.

  • Romania
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
The SUST emergency aid for working horses and donkeys
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