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




Update from the little coati in Peru

August 2021

This little coati was recently admitted to the SUST Orphan Animal Hospital in Esperanza Verde Peru. Coatis are also called coatis, after the language of the Amazon natives, and belong to the small bears. They are thus related to, for example, raccoons or coatis. Many species of small bears appear again and again on the illegal wildlife markets, after they have been taken from the rainforest. This young male was offered for sale in a small cage before being confiscated by government workers. He then came directly to Esperanza Verde. In the picture you can see him having a routine weight check: a good parameter for health, especially for young animals! The examination was sweetened with an exquisite piece of banana, so that he could be weighed without stress. The little coati is doing well and so he can continue the process of reintroduction!

  • Peru
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
Update from the little coati in Peru
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