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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

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Caution: Hedgehogs on the streets

Now some hedgehogs have already awakened from their winter hibernation and will soon be on the lookout for a mate: During this time they are more active than usual, cover long distances and often cross roads in their search for a mate. Unfortunately, this is why most hedgehogs are run over during the mating season.

The spiny animals are particularly active at dusk and often within villages and towns: Please watch out for hedgehogs after sunset and at night and take your foot off the gas pedal! Of course you may also help a hedgehog across the road: Carry it across the roadway in its direction of travel and set it down at a safe distance.

Want to learn more about hedgehogs? Or make your garden hedgehog-friendly?

Click here to go to the Hedgehog Center: www.igelzentrum.ch (German only)

 

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  • Switzerland
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Caution: Hedgehogs on the streets
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