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).



Happy End for Meri

October 2020

Meri is a handful of skin and bone, a tiny puppy that has fought the battle of his life against the parvovirus. She and her siblings were found by this young man on the street. First he took her to another animal hospital, but there the costs were already so high for only one day that he simply could not afford it.
He came with the dog children to the SUST Animal Orphans Hospital Bucharest and we were able to help. Meri and her siblings were so sick that they needed infusions, antibiotics and vitamins for nine days. In addition, they were given specific medication for their stomach and small intestine (the main organs affected by this virus).
The parvovirus is known to kill slowly and painfully and is extremely well adapted to survive and spread among young dogs that have not been vaccinated. This silent killer is one of the worst threats to puppies born or abandoned on the streets. Unfortunately these puppies are just a drop in an ocean of grief. But for them we could make a difference, and we are infinitely happy about that. Thank you all!

  • Romania
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
Happy End for Meri
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