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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- Laying hens actions (switching of "out-of-date" laying hens)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).



Farm animals as well deserve professional help

SUST funds the campaign of the GTRD (Large Animal Rescue Service)

The rescue of large animals such as horses and cows requires special equipment and huge effort: Beside the professional and often expensive equipment it needs dedicated and long term skilled experts to free large animals from life-threatening situations with instinctive feeling and huge experience. Quite often these voluntary specialists of the GTRD accept long drives and do not spare costs nor dirt to gentle recover the scared animals. Rescue missions of the GTRD are often complex and cost intensive. While most of the horse emergency cases are covered from insurances, the rescue of a farm animal often raises financial problems for the owners - in many cases the GTRD gets not even paid. However, this does not keep it from continuing saving lifes of farm animals on a daily basis and making every endeavour.

In our opinion such a committment deserves support. Therefore the Susy Utzinger Animal Protection Trust agreed to come up for the rescuing costs of farm animals. Because we think: Farm animals as well deserve professional help!

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Farm animals as well deserve professional help
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