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




Kira, also known as "Sock"

Kira came to the SUST Orphan Animal Hospital in Bucharest, Romania in a very bad condition. She was apathetic and had no appetite. In addition, her stomach was distended and the little lady dog was obviously suffering from abdominal pain. On the X-ray, the veterinarians discovered that something was blocking the passage in her intestine. Since this is a life-threatening condition, Kira was immediately operated on. The foreign body turned out to be an old sock, which almost became her undoing. After waking up from the anesthesia, the pile of misery turned into a funny puppy again, who gratefully accepts his second chance.

Have your animals also swallowed things that were not good for them?

  • Romania
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
Kira, also known as "Sock"
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