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




Margay resettled

This beautiful Margay female was found by people in the nearby village. After Esperanza Verde was notified, the long-tailed cat was captured with some effort into a transport box. She was briefly examined, and fortunately was healthy and alert. She was then taken deep into the jungle, away from humans. This species is listed on the Red List of Threatened Species with an early warning and we are very happy to have helped this specimen to escape the danger of humans and continue to live wild in the forest.

  • Peru
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
Margay resettled
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