Monday, October 24, 2011

Pet Shelters Suffer from HSUS Campaigns

Humane Society in the doghouse over budget

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Humane Society.
No, not the Plainfield Area Humane Society. Or the Associated Humane Societies, which operates at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey.
This is the Humane Society of the United States, the national animal-advocacy organization that counts 11 million people as members and rakes in nearly $100 million a year in grants and donations. While it may share part of the name with several local animal shelters, just a fraction of the Humane Society’s coffers trickles down.
In New Jersey, the organization donated $21,178 to 10 shelters and animal groups in 2009 and 2010, according a report released last week slamming the Humane Society for not giving more money to local groups.
Nora Breen, director of Second Chance for Animals, whose volunteers support the Franklin Township Animal Shelter in Somerset County, said it was “disappointing” that more money isn’t going to local groups.
“In a small organization (people who donate) can be guaranteed that the money we raise from them goes directly to help the animals,” she said. “We don’t pay salaries to any volunteers. When you get into these larger organizations, you don’t know where the money is going.”
Second Chance received $2,000 in 2009 from the Humane Society.
But the Associated Humane Societies, which runs shelters in Newark, the Forked River section of Lacey and Tinton Falls, was not as fortunate.    Read More
Local shelters that actually do care for unwanted pets continue to be harmed by the HSUS and their intentionally confusing fundraising campaigns.  If you really want to help these pets please inform as many people as possible about this.  Your local pet shelters will thank you.  -Troy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Troy. Thanks for bringing the deceit of HSUS front and center. I just want to point out more deceit by them which centers around their "11 million member" claim. It is a bunch of BS, like everything else they tout. Check their tax records and you'll see that 1) they claim ZERO, that's right zip, nada, nilch income from memberships, and 2) that they send about a bit more than 450,000 issues of their magazine out. Why is that relevant...well you supposedly get a subscription to their magazine with a $10 membership. So, where are the other 10.5 million "members?" I would bet their counting of that is as creative and fraudulent as everything else they do and they count anyone that they have ever sent a mailing to in their "membership" number.