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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

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Bumblebee queens in spring - how can we help?

The first bumblebees in spring

If you see the first bumblebee these days, it is a young bumblebee queen looking for a suitable nesting site. However, since there can still be frost at this time and food is still scarce for the bumblebee queens (early bloomers), they can die of debilitation.

Help for the bumblebee queens

Each of the bumblebee queens carries the eggs that later hatch into worker bumblebees. So a bumblebee queen carries an entire colony of bumblebees - making it all the more important that we can help them survive the spring and find a location for their nest.

So if you find an exhausted bumblebee, here's how you can help the young queen:

1. carry her to a safe and warm place (for example, with the help of a paper).

2. dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of sugar in lukewarm water.

Place the sugar water next to the bumblebee so that it can drink from it.

This will give the bumblebee energy to fly away.

4. remember that the early bloomers are the only food for the bumblebees - do not pick bunches and enrich the food supply with seed bombs for the summer!

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