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- Laying hens actions (switching of "out-of-date" laying hens)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



The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation finances the campaign "Farm animals deserve professional rescue" of the GTRD (Large Animal Rescue Service)

Latest report by Ruedi Keller, president Large Animal Rescue Service CH / FL

A female water buffalo presumably moved the lid over the manure pit during a scuffle in the barn and fell into it. We were called in by the fire brigade to help them, because they aren't equipped for such cases. By the time we arrived they had organised a small telescopic loader and removed a slatted floor in the run, where the buffalo cow was to be lifted out. As water buffaloes wallow in every puddle and mud hole, she was having the time of her life and it took some persuasion to catch her. We then strapped her into the animal rescue and transport net and lifted her out of her unfortunate situation with the telescopic loader. After a first hosing down by the fire brigade we drove her to the meadow where she could be released into the herd again. The water buffalo survived the involuntary excursion unharmed.

Rescuing large animals such as horses and cows requires special equipment and great effort: In addition to professional and often expensive equipment, committed specialists with many years of training are needed to rescue large animals from life-threatening situations with great caution and experience. The honorary specialists of the large animal rescue service GTRD often put up with long distances and aren't afraid of neither costs nor dirt to rescue the frightened animals as gently as possible.

Rescue operations of the large animal rescue service are often time-consuming and usually involve high costs. While most horse emergencies are covered by insurance, the costs of rescuing livestock pose financial problems to animal owners - often the GTRD doesn't even get remuneration. However, this does not prevent them from continuing to save the lives of livestock on a daily basis while using all available resources.

We believe that such a commitment deserves support. That is why SUST has agreed to pay for the costs of rescuing "livestock" such as cows. Because we believe: "Livestock" also deserves professional rescuing!

--> Learn more about the valuable work of the large animal rescue service here: www.gtrd.ch
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The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation finances the campaign "Farm animals deserve professional rescue" of the GTRD (Large Animal Rescue Service)
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