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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).



Welcome Gaia!

October 2021

The SUST Orphan Animal Hospital in Esperanza Verde is at full capacity again at the moment: besides two forest tortoises, a crab raccoon and two monkeys, another baby ocelot arrived.
We call her Gaia.

The animals were confiscated from a black market where they waited in cramped, filthy cages to be sold. Fortunately, the illegal wildlife trade was uncovered and the animals, traumatized by being taken from the forest and living among humans in cramped quarters, were able to be confiscated. Olivia, the manager of Esperanza Verde, took the group to the SUST Orphan Animal Hospital.
Gaia is still very young and actually not viable without a mother. Therefore, the staff and volunteers at the clinic are bottle-feeding her and trying to show her as much "real wild life" as possible from the beginning. We hope that she will make it.

  • Peru
5 Pillars:
  • Emergency Aid
Welcome Gaia!
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