Distribution of Animal Food


To support refugees with their animals, SUST offers free food drops and veterinary consultations.

As part of SUST's social work for animals, refugees from Ukraine can obtain food free of charge from food distribution points throughout Switzerland. These food banks are supplied by SUST.
TASCH Schaffhausen
Fulachstrasse 84
8200 Schaffhausen
Phone 052 624 50 80
Opening hours to follow

Wipp Wil SG
Toggenburgerstrasse 82
9500 Wil
Phone 071 913 53 63
Opening hours to follow

Tiertafel Rheintal, Heerbrugg / A-Treff
Berneckstrasse 219
9435 Heerbrugg
Phone 071 722 34 55
Opening hours to follow

Tiertafel Rheintal, Altstätten
Kriessernstrasse 18a
9450 Altstätten
Phone 071 595 01 90
Opening hours to follow

Fütterbar Herisau
Wiesentalstrasse 1
9100 Herisau
Phone 076 703 32 61
Opening hours to follow

Näpflein füll’ Dich @Susy Utzinger Stiftung für Tierschutz
Weisslingerstrasse 1
8483 Kollbrunn
Phone 052 202 69 69
Opening hours: Every 1st Friday of the month or by appointment

Kirchliche Gassenarbeit Biel
Mittelstrasse 5
2502 Biel-Bienne
Tel. 079 313 42 74
Öffnungszeiten: bis 3.5.2022 nur auf telefonische Anmeldung

Tiertafel Trubschachen
Bahnhofstrasse 14
3555 Trubschachen
Phone 079 358 80 67
Opening hours by appointment

Verein Tierhärz Thun
Wylergasse 29
3608 Thun
Phone 079 274 21 31
Opening hours by appointment

Tiertafel Chur
Gäuggelistrasse 1
7000 Chur
Phone 081 868 84 44
Opening hours to follow

Tiertafel Luzern
Hofstrasse 16
6006 Luzern
Phone 077 441 50 67
Opening hours: Thursday afternoon

Kirchl. Gassenarbeit Bern
Sennweg 6
3012 Bern
Phone 031 312 38 68
Opening hours: Thursdays 2 to 4 pm
Only food available, no no acceptance of donations

SUST Veterinary Consultations

In addition to the food donations, the SUST veterinary consultations of the Social Work for Animals are available to refugees and their animals free of charge. This is the case at the locations Biel, Schaffhausen, Kollbrunn, Chur and Wil SG.
The next veterinary consultations will take place on the following dates:
Kirchliche Gassenarbeit Biel: next consultation on 25.01.2023 - fully booked
Chur: next consultation on 24.02.2022
Wipp, Wil (SG): next consultation on - tba
Susy Utzinger Foundation for Animal Welfare, Weisslingerstrasse 1, 8483 Kollbrunn / Winterthur: next consultation on 26.02.2023
TASCH Schaffhausen: next consultation on 12.01.2023
Registration via or tel. 052 202 69 69

SUST Online Market for Animal Utensils

On the online exchange platform, private individuals and companies can offer new and well-maintained accessories free of charge and see immediately which material is needed or offered. Suppliers and seekers exchange information directly with each other. Click here to go to the SUST online market for animal utensils (German).

Further information

The displaced persons who flee to Switzerland with their four-legged family members urgently need support. The Susy Utzinger Foundation for Animal Welfare has therefore created a coalition with the other animal welfare organizations Vier Pfoten, Stiftung für das Tier im Recht and the STVT (Swiss Veterinary Association for Animal Welfare) to provide optimal support for Ukrainian refugees and animals. The centerpiece is the digital help platform "", where all important information and helpful support offers are centrally bundled.

Here you can get to the website:


Travelling with pets

Adjusted entry regime since 25.3. 2022!
Temporarily eased entry conditions for dogs and cats from Ukraine!
All information on the easing of rabies-related entry restrictions for pets from Ukraine is available via the link above or directly at:
Those travelling with their pets should continue to take care of the formalities in good time. It remains important that all animals are registered on arrival and that it is recorded whether they have been vaccinated against rabies.
Many people are fleeing Ukraine. Dogs and cats carried by their owners are allowed to enter Switzerland in exceptional cases, even if not all import requirements are met.

Ukrainian refugees with dogs or cats can find all current regulations and necessary forms on:
In case of intended entry into Switzerland, owners must send these completed forms to

Due to the high risk of disease, entry with poultry, hoofed and cloven-hoofed animals is still prohibited. These pet owners are requested to immediately contact the veterinary authorities at their current location.

What are pet animals?
The following animals are considered to be pet animals if they accompany their owner or a person authorised by the owner. In any case, they must have been taken over personally by the owner before entering the country.
- dogs, cats, ferrets
- domestic rabbits, rodents
- Birds, except chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and ratites.
- Reptiles and amphibians
- ornamental fish and ornamental aquatic animals
- invertebrates, except bees and crustaceans.

Animals may not be sold or transferred to new owners. Dogs, cats, ferrets and birds are subject to special travel regulations due to the risk of introducing diseases.

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