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The Tierschutzverein Zug is here for you and your pets

We have been helping animals in need for over 70 years


The Tierschutzverein Zug (Animal Protection Society of Zug) was founded December 3, 1947 and operates as an independent, non-profit organization. Our primary mission is to care for and place unwanted and homeless animals. Other activities include providing advice on all animal welfare issues, discovering irregularities in animal husbandry, educating the public and raising awareness of animal needs.

As an independent association, we engage in comprehensive regional animal welfare, provide information and advice, and are committed to the well-being of animals and humans.

Animals cared for at our shelters in Allenwinden and Neuheim
 January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2017


Cats 4’332 (52.4%)
Birds 1’190 (14.4%)
Dogs 1’186 (14.3%)
Others* 1’566 (18.9%)
Total 8’274 (100%)

* includes hedgehogs, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, reptiles, chickens, turtles, donkeys, foxes, squirrels and martens.

Official partner for Canton Zug
Since September 8, 2010, the Tierschutzverein Zug has officially been authorized to temporarily house hedgehogs in need of medical or other care. Our shelter fulfills an important function for the preservation of hedgehogs. Sick or injured hedgehogs are brought to us each year and are examined at no charge, nursed back to health and released into the wild after complete recovery. Whenever possible, we release the hedgehogs into their original environs.

Cooperation and affiliations
The Tierschutzverein Zug is affiliated with the Schweizer Tierschutz STS (the national animal protection organization) and cooperates closely with animal shelters in neighboring cantons, as well as with veterinarians, the police, and government authorities in Canton Zug. We are a member of the SVBT (Swiss Association for Vocational Training in Animal Care).

Our facilities


The animal shelter in Allenwinden
For the optimal care of our animals, we have operated a private animal shelter in Allenwinden since 2003. There, our professionally-trained and experienced staff provides the best possible care so that our animals are healthy, happy and secure. The facility has a kitchen, a laboratory, an operating room, a quarantine station. We have space for about 40 cats, in addition to rodents, birds and other small animals. All rooms have a covered outdoor enclosure.

Visiting hours
In order to better serve you, we recommend that you arrange an appointment:
Telephone 041 711 00 33

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00–11:30 h, closed afternoons
Wednesday 10:00–11:30 h and 14:00–18:00 h
Saturday: 10:00–15:00 h
(If necessary, we can arrange an appointment outside of regular visiting hours.)

Telephone hours
Monday–Friday: 10:00–11:30 h and 14:00–16:00 h
Saturday: 10:00–15:00 h


The dog shelter in Neuheim
An additional and separate dog station is located in Neuheim. This facility has been integrated into the Beni Strickler’s dog holiday home. It has been operating for many years and offers dogs shelter in a loving and caring environment.

Visiting hours
By appointment only: Telephone 041 755 33 21

Lost and found animals

If your pet has run away, or if you have found a stray animal, please call us for assistance, as most missing animals in and around Canton Zug are first reported to us. Since July 1, 2007, we have also been linked into the STMZ national database. This professional collaboration allows us to access both regional and national records. This powerful database compares new reports with existing information 24 hours a day.

Your support matters!

We depend on donations from the private and public sectors to ensure that we can continue helping animals in need.
Donations are gratefully accepted at:

Raiffeisenbank 6330 Cham
Account No. 90-48850-1
IBAN CH40 8145 5000 0904 8850 1