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Emergency aid

How animal lifes are saved

Those animals that are not yet able to benefit from the effects of the sustainable SUST development work and have been born into a world where they are not wanted need immediate help.

SUST offers immediate assistance through:
 
- animal rescue operations
- Social work in Switzerland
- Financing of all livestock rescue services of the Swiss Large Animal Rescue Service
- Laying hens actions (switching of "out-of-date" laying hens)
- organisation, implementation and/or financing of emergency plans and operations
- Work horse treatments
- First aid and veterinary interventions
 
and through the

SUST Orphan Animal Hospitals (SUST)

In many countries countless abandoned animals live on the streets. Many of these dogs and cats have been abandoned or have already been born as strays. Life on the street is dangerous and full of privation. Injured and sick animals usually have no chance of surviving and die mostly painfully and alone on the street. In such cases, there is often not a lack of willingness to help animal-loving people, but a lack of financial means to have street animals treated by a veterinarian.
 
To help these animals in need, the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation set up the SUST Orphan Animal Hospitals.
 
There are currently one of these institutions in
 
Galati, Romania
Bucharest, Romania
Budapest, Hungary
Hurghada, Egypt
Bello Horizonte, Peru
 
Ever since its opening, animals that have been injured or ill are admitted daily to the SUST Orphan Animal Hospitals, where they are cared for and treated professionally. If the animals are healthy and strong enough to survive on the streets after their recovery, they will be released back to their territory. Special patients with special needs will be accommodated in animal shelters if possible. Fortunately, it is also possible to find new life places for patients on an ongoing basis.
 
The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation finances the veterinary costs, clinic equipment, medicines, operations, therapies, food and care in the animal orphan hospitals. Often, SUST also finances the construction of the corresponding clinic.
 
The activities of the Susy Utzinger Foundation for Animal Welfare are financed exclusively by donations and legacies (no public support).

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Amphibian migration Switzerland

March 2017

Amphibian migration Switzerland

When the nights are not too cold anymore, the spawning migration begins

Many frogs, toads and pigs have hibernated on land, then they are released from hibernation and in spring thousands of them make their way to their spawning waters. Especially on rainy nights, tens of thousands of migratory animals are on the Swiss roads - many of them are overrun by cars on this route.

One way to prevent these animals from dying on the road is to install amphibian fences along the affected streets, but this also requires a great deal of volunteer helpers who check the fences several times a day (until late at night) and bring the animals across the road regularly.

In the spring of 2017, a team of SUST volunteers covered the morning and night services at the amphibian fence near the Brauiweiher in Weisslingen: early in the morning from 6 a. m. and every evening (sometimes until 2 a. m.), the active animal protectionists inspected the amphibian fences and brought all waiting animals safely to the big pond.

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