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




Animal welfare in emergency situations

What happens to my animals in an emergency?

What happens to one's pets when one is no longer capable of judgment, when one is absent from home for a longer period of time, and what happens to the four-legged friends after one's own death?

These are questions that concern every animal owner and their animals. The guidebook of the Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation (SUST) "Tierwohl in Notsituationen – was geschieht mit meinen Tieren in einem Notfall (Animal Welfare in Emergency Situations - What Happens to My Animals in an Emergency)" (available in German only) provides answers to such scenarios, informs about the legal situation in Switzerland and gives tips on how every pet owner can make the right provisions for their animal companions. The SUST guidebook contains important templates with sample formulations with which the future of pets can be arranged if one is no longer able to do so oneself. 

The guidebook can be obtained free of charge from our webshop: Click here to get the Guidebook (available in German only)

Also available in the webshop free of charge:
Emergency ID card for the wallet and emergency sticker for the front door as well as many other informative brochures:  Click here for the  Emergency ID card und Emergency Sticker

Animal welfare in emergency situations
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