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- Laying hens actions (switching of "out-of-date" laying hens)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



When the pain is too much:

Another sad story from the SUST Orphan Animal Hospital in Hurghada

How much pain must the poor bitch have had to endure? Because he couldn't or didn't want to pay the costs, her owner was afraid to see a vet after his dog had injured his paw. The unquenchable pain caused the animal to chew its own toes off. We would like to spare you the image of protruding toe bones from the open, bloody wound, because it is really only bearable for hard bones. Luckily, the bitch was finally taken to the SUST Orphan Animal Hospital in Hurghada. There the veterinarian will now try to keep as much of the (nearly recognizable) paw as possible. What would have become of her if she hadn't ended up in the SUST Orphan Animal Hospital, we would rather not imagine. When she is completely healthy again, she is allowed to move to the people who found her in this condition and brought her to the Orphan Animal Hospital. The majority of the treatment and veterinary costs are covered by SUST.

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