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




Kiros Story

July 2021

Looking back at some photos in this folder, you can follow Kiro's story very well: At the end of April, a sad picture of three miserable capuchin monkeys who just arrived fresh at Esperanza Verde, hungry, dirty and scared. Among them little Kiro, one of the youngest monkeys ever to arrive at the SUST Orphan Animal Hospital.
Then, at the end of May, so much progress: Kiro can leave the hospital after his condition has greatly improved. He is getting to know the forest environment through a safe enclosure and spending time with an experienced adult female capuchin.
Now, two more months later, we can continue the story: we were able to open the last door for Kiro. He is still very young, but strong and curious. He gets good support from the free-living monkey group in Esperanza Verde, which he could join outside. He has already made friends there now, among the other young capuchin monkeys as well as the woolly monkeys. We are proud of the little one and eager to see how it will go on.

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5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
Kiros Story
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