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Shelter and veterinary care for stray animals in Moreni, Romania

The SUST orphan animal hospital (OAH) Moreni gives stray animals in need a second chance: Sick and injured strays are treated here free of charge and professionally, operated and nursed back to health. In addition to emergency cases, castrations are also carried out on a daily basis: Thus, the overpopulation of street animals in this region is limited in an animal-friendly and sustainable way.

Every day many dogs and cats in Romania are abandoned, injured, have accidents and/or fall ill - most of them die miserably without help. Nobody cares about these animals. (Passers-by usually do not take such animals in distress to the vet for fear of the high costs) The remaining animals multiply uncontrollably and provide for numerous, unfortunately unwanted offspring.

In the orphan animal hospitals of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation, street animals find refuge and help! Accidentally injured and sick animals receive veterinary care here, and spay and neutering for dogs and cats are also carried out on an ongoing basis. The Susy Utzinger Foundation organizes and finances the Orphan Animal Hospital in Moreni and covers the veterinary costs, finances medicines, operations, therapies and care.
In addition to the free spay programm and treatments of street animals, SUST is also intensively committed to a sustainable solution of the animal welfare problems on site on other levels: Education and training of professionals, optimization of animal shelters, information and education of the population and promotion of the placement of homeless animals directly in the country.



Jolie, a brave old street dog....

March 2023

This is Jolie, a brave old street dog who probably counts as many problems in her life as days on this earth. (the look says it all) She was recently adopted off the streets by a kind animal rescuer. Jolie most likely gave birth to dozens of puppies. A life of suffering with no guilt or possibility of escape.
Jolie suffers from severe mastitis (inflammation of the teats), which causes so much pain that she did not even want to hold out for a sharper photo.
Because they don't have a car and live far away, her rescuers had to watch her suffer for days before they found a way to get to the clinic with her.
Here, however, Jolie was fortunately given immediate antibiotics and relief from pain medication so she can enjoy her well-deserved retirement at home. This is only made possible by your continued and important donations to SUST. Thank you!
Jolie, a brave old street dog....
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