SUST Orphan Animal Hospitals

SUST Orphan Animal Hospitals

In many countries countless abandoned animals live on the streets. Many of these dogs and cats have been abandoned or born as strays. Life on the streets is dangerous and full of privation. Injured and sick animals usually have no chance to survive and usually die in agony and alone on the streets. Often in such cases there is no lack of helpfulness of people who love animals, but of their financial means to have street animals treated by a veterinarian.
The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation set up the SUST Animal Orphan Hospitals to ensure that these animals also receive help in need.
At present, there is one of these institutions in each of the following countries
- Galati, Romania
- Bucharest, Romania
- Hurghada, Egypt
- Bello Horizons, Peru
Since their opening, animals that have been injured or sick have been brought daily to the SUST Animal Orphan Hospitals, where they are professionally treated and cared for. If the animals are healthy and strong enough to survive on the streets after their recovery, they are released back into their territory. If possible, animals with special needs will be accommodated in animal shelters. Fortunately, new places for patients can be continuously found.
The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation finances the veterinary costs, clinic equipment, medicines, operations, therapies, food and care in the animal orphanage hospitals. The SUST often also finances the construction of the corresponding clinic.
The activities of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation are financed exclusively by donations and legacies (no public support).



6000th case at SUST Orphan Animal Hospital Galati (RO)

Today our team reached a new milestone and we are happy and proud to share this joy with you.

The 6000th patient was brought in yesterday. She had been hit by a car, had an open fracture, and there was a dead and a live puppy next to her.

She had to be spayed in an emergency operation because she had internal bleeding and was carrying dead puppies. She was also full of worms that were eating her alive. Bringing her back to life was a big challenge, and we are very happy that we did it.

Unfortunately, the fracture was old and already had necrosis, so we could only amputate the hind leg.

Mother and baby are safe with us and will stay here until they are fully recovered. This will take a long time - time in which she will be cared for and pampered. She deserves nothing more than to be able to raise her beautiful puppy in a safe place.

Her life is thanks to all of you, your support for our projects. And so is all the other 5999 cases we have had over the years! We are so grateful for that. We could never do this without you guys.

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6000th case at SUST Orphan Animal Hospital Galati (RO)
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