20 years SUST
20 years SUST

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- Laying hens actions (switching of "out-of-date" laying hens)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



SUST-Einsatz in Hurghada, Ägypten

Oktober 2018

Im Oktober wurden unsere Kollegen vor Ort unterstützt von Dr. Nina Waldern (Tierärztin Grosstiere), Nina Gysel (TPA), Kea Lock (TPA), Simone Maurer (SUST-Tierschutzhelferin) und Susy Utzinger. Dieses Team wurde begleitet vom erfahrenen Kleintierarzt Dr. Antonio Rios Perez aus unserer Partnerklinik in Mexico (Planned Pethood Mexiko). Während einer Woche arbeiteten diese Fachleute hier in Ägypten zusammen, optimierten Abläufe, kastrierten Strassenhunde und -katzen, behandelten verletzte Tiere. Auch die Grosstiere erhielten wichtige Behandlungen: Zähne schleifen, Tränenkanäle spülen, Hengste kastrieren, Hufe raspeln und verschiedene Verletzungen behandeln standen in diesen Tagen auf dem Programm. Daneben tauschten die Fachleute viel Fachwissen und Erfahrungen aus, besprachen spezielle Fälle und schmiedeten weitere Tierschutzpläne für die Zukunft.

  • Egypt
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
  • Neutering Campaigns
  • Education and Training
SUST-Einsatz in Hurghada, Ägypten
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