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The activities of SUST

All over the world, countless animals in overcrowded shelters live sadly or struggle for their survival in wild colonies. Day after day, even today, animals that have become inconvenient are still abandoned, deported or mistakenly kept for lack of better knowledge. The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation contributes with effective means to the fact that animal suffering can be reduced or even prevented sustainably.

This animal welfare work is based on four pillars:

1. Competence Centre Animal Shelter: Animal shelters become high-quality transition stations for homeless animals, where animals are kept and promoted in a way that is appropriate for their species and finally transferred to good new places.

2. Neutering campaigns: Braking the animal misery

3. Education and training of specialists: Specialists are given the opportunity to optimise their knowledge and improve animal welfare.

4. Education of the population: love of animals with heart and mind

These four elements form the important basis for sustainable animal welfare projects.

Those animals that are not yet able to benefit from the effects of this reconstruction work and have been born into a world where they are not wanted need the emergency aid of SUST.

Emergency aid as a basis for sustainable animal welfare projects: saving lives of animals




Hot like hell - Water for wild animals

August 2020

For wild animals, a coming heat wave can become life-threatening: Many animals cannot find water and are dependent on human help.
🦔 Hedgehogs: Many hedgehogs currently have young, but due to the dry weather and high temperatures, the hedgehog mothers find hardly any water and food, and thus do not manage to produce enough milk for their young. Whole hedgehog families die so painfully in the summer heat.
Place a water bowl in the garden (no milk) and give hedgehogs - and other animals - the opportunity to get liquid.
🐦 Birds: Our indigenous birds are also dependent on water and benefit from a watering hole. In addition to the vital drinking water provided by a bird bath, they can also cool down there and care for their plumage. Important: Flat edge, so that the birds can land, roughened bottom, so that the birds have a foothold, depth from 2.5 cm at the edge to 5 or 10 cm in the middle, so that different large bird species can bathe.
🐜 Insects: A drinking trough for bees, bumblebees, butterflies and other insects is quickly built and can be placed on any balcony. Insects need water to drink and also to build nests. Since insects cannot swim, they need a shallow access to the water and exit possibilities: A shallow bowl filled with stones is the ideal insect bar and looks nice, too. (Attention: Place it as windless as possible!)

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Hot like hell - Water for wild animals
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