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




Dr. Dan Bastea

September 2021

Today we introduce you to the veterinary director of OAH Galati: Dr. Dan Bastea celebrated his 3-year anniversary with us this January and we are proud and grateful to have him as an integral part of our team. Dan is highly committed to animal welfare and his favorite field in veterinary medicine is bone surgery, which he proves to us day after day. Dan operates on injured dogs and cats with great sensitivity and expertise, but also treats and operates on all other cases with all his heart. Dan's wife is also active in animal welfare and his eldest son is already studying veterinary medicine and following in his footsteps. He also likes good music and has two dogs and a cat.

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5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
Dr. Dan Bastea
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