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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




Rabies vaccinations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In 2017, SUST once again supported the urgently needed rabies vaccinations in the Virunga National Park.

3004 dogs and 510 cats were vaccinated thanks to the contributions of SUST. These vaccinations are crucial: Rabies cases lead to killing campaigns of dogs and cats for fear of infecting humans.

With the vehicle that SUST financed some years ago, remote villages are easily accessible. In addition, the vehicle often serves as a temporary clinic if there are no locations for treatment.

The educational materials supplied by SUST also enable African animal welfare workers to educate the population about endo- and ectoparasites and thus prevent further zoonoses (and of course improve the health of animals and their owners).

  • Dem. Rep. Congo
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
  • Information to the public
Rabies vaccinations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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