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




Another castration campaign at the Black Sea, Romania, lies behind us

110 dogs and cats were castrated within only three days. Another important step in the right direction - to reduce the overpopulation of street animals and thus also the animal suffering in this area.

Despite the success of this action, some sad cases clouded our joy.

For example, our teams found the poor male "Margelatu", the chain dog with the large, spherical tumours on his neck, but luckily they were able to bring him to the SUST Animal Orphanage Hospital in Bucharest. They discovered an abandoned dog whose hind legs were tied together with wire, probably so that she could not run after her owner. We will spare you these terrible pictures here. Of course, she too was immediately taken to the animal orphanage for medical treatment. If that were not enough, the SUST teams found several cats with severely inflamed and/or injured eyes, which were in great pain and also in need of medical care.

Such cases show us again and again that our animal welfare work is extremely important! Many thanks for your support

  • Romania
5 Pillars:
  • Neutering Campaigns
Another castration campaign at the Black Sea, Romania, lies behind us
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