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Animal Shelter Support

How shelter animals are helped

During the time animals have to spend in an animal shelter, they are entitled to appropriate accommodation (if possible), veterinary care and professional care. Simple wishes, the fulfilment of which is often complex and expensive.
The reorganization work of the SUST supports many different animal shelters and animal welfare projects at home and abroad and contributes to the fulfilment of these factors. In this way, serious and independent animal welfare organisations can grow out of needy associations, which in the future can help countless animals to a species-appropriate accommodation and a new, good home. In order to optimize an animal shelter and to bring it on the way of the professional animal assistance, usually years of cooperation and company are necessary.
This support can have many different faces: sometimes the experts of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation organise a complete rebuilding of an animal shelter, they provide first aid for animals, train experts and carry out castration and aid campaigns.

In dialogue with the animal welfare activists concerned, the restructuring of animal shelters, advice on setting up and managing animal welfare projects and the further training of experts are addressed.
The area of the pillar "shelter support" includes
- Carrying out of work days in Swiss animal shelters
- Implementation of weeks in foreign animal shelters
- structural change/supplementation of animal shelter facilities
- Reorganization of animal shelter processes
- Coordination and financing of craftsmen's and construction work
- Supply of animal feed
- Delivery of animal shelter equipment (each year 80 - 100 tons of animal utensils leave the SUST warehouse)
- Supply of building materials
- Financing of feed and other material
- Provision of emergency and direct help
- Management of the SUST-material collection action
In many cases, SUST provides direct aid without any third party ever knowing about it. Emergency scenarios and plans are set up in no time at all, experts are dispatched and assistance operations are carried out - in emergencies, the organisation provides fast, unbureaucratic and discreet help. When shelters need help, the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation is there for them.
The activities of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation are financed exclusively by donations and legacies (no public support).
With your donation you help to help shelter animals!



SUST-Food-Aid: Your aid arrives!

Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, SUST feed aid has been highly active: many feed deliveries have already been made to Swiss and foreign animal shelters, thus contributing to the survival of the homeless animals.

Thanks to your donations, we have also been able to deliver feed to the animal shelter Save the Dogs in Cernavoda, Romania.

The world is out of control - a state of emergency prevails everywhere. In these turbulent times, in which the lockdown has been imposed in most countries, animal shelters and their homeless inhabitants are suffering particularly.

The Corona crisis has not only drastically changed our daily lives, but also the daily routine of the animal shelters has been turned upside down. The crisis has hit many shelters around the world hard.
Due to the imposed contact bans, planned activities had to be cancelled and the shelter doors closed for the population. This means that events such as "the open day" cannot take place and reserved animals, which should soon be collected by new owners, have to stay at the shelter indefinitely. As a result of the visit and adoption stop, the number of animals in the shelters is increasing and therefore larger amounts of food are needed. In addition, in many organizations the income from donations is drastically reduced. The foreign animal shelters have to carry several hundred animals through every day, and so there are currently serious feed shortages in many places. Swiss animal shelters are also affected by the current state of emergency and are dependent on donations for feed.

This is where the feeding aid of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation helps: "The donations received on our feeding aid account are used 1:1 for the purchase and delivery of animal feed" explains animal welfare activist Susy Utzinger. The foundation uses these donations transparently, purposefully and quickly. Preference is given to animal shelters and animal welfare projects that operate sustainably and meet minimum animal welfare standards. The feed is purchased directly on site to avoid long waiting times and to keep delivery and transport costs to a minimum. Feed for Swiss animal shelters is delivered to their destinations from the animal welfare warehouse in Kollbrunn.

Every contribution saves lives: Please support our food donation campaign!


PC: 15-457 322-7
IBAN CH22 0900 0000 1545 7322 7

--> This way to the Food-Account:


1. quick, easy and unbureaucratic: Here you can donate for animal food. The money goes into a special account and is used 1:1 for the purchase of animal food.

2. professional and safe: The SUST selects animal shelters for its support that meet minimum animal welfare standards. Preference is given to animal shelters and animal welfare projects that work sustainably. Of course, emergencies have priority. But also street dog feeding stations and private animal owners in need are supported.

3. fast, targeted, environmentally friendly: The SUST uses it to buy the required food directly on site. This keeps long waiting times, such as delivery and transport costs to a minimum.

4. donate safely: The feed deliveries are documented on the social media channels of the SUST.

Every contribution saves lives: Please support our food donation campaign!

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5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
  • Animal Shelter Support
SUST-Food-Aid: Your aid arrives!
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