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




Crowdfunding for the SUST Shelter in Galati, Romania

The SUST shelter in Galati, Romania, has now been in continuous operation for more than 5 years and during this time has housed many hundreds of dogs and cats, but also donkeys, sheep and goats.

The constant full use leaves its mark on the facility and so after 5 years of continuous use, the refreshment of some areas is necessary.

The first big step for the renovation is already done:

The financing of the new heating system and the new radiators for the dog halls has been achieved and the material could already be set up! This was only possible with your help! 

In the next stage we are raising money for new scratching trees, solar lamps for the farm animal area and for various repair works.

Please support our crowdfunding!


Thank you for your valuable support!

  • Romania
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
Crowdfunding for the SUST Shelter in Galati, Romania
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