I re-blogged a post by Realtor Larry Brewer regarding National Humane Societies on Active Rain a few weeks ago.
This is the link so you can review Larry's article.
I thought it was worth posting the message again and adding some additional information. It might benefit reader to know that The Human Society of The United States does not care for one single animal.
The Human Society of the United States spends millions of your donated dollars on administrative costs, salaries, lobbying and advertising.
You see pleading ads on TV with celebrities asking for just $19.00 a month to sign up and save a particular pet. Those ads costs millions. Your donations pay for them.
So how many contributors at $19.00 a month does it take to pay for those ads? How many animals did not get the benefit of your donation?
Your donations go to overhead costs not the animals.
Despite the heart wrenching commercials with Willie Nelson singing or the lyrics of Silent Night stinging your eyes with tears, this organization does not house one single animal.
- In fact only 1% of donations ever filter down to the shelter level. That means 1.9 cents of your $19.00 donation actually reaches an animal. Humane Watch
The Humane Society of the United States launched a huge donation campaign for the dogs confiscated from Michael Vick.
- Unbeknownst to the general public they were simultaneously lobbying to kill those same dogs. One hand was out collecting money while the other was poised to push the hypodermic plunger. Colorado Pet Association KC Dog Blog
There are many no-kill organizations who are struggling to make a difference in our community. Bloom where you are planted. Your local Animal Control can give you some names and contact numbers.
- Locally your $19.00 will feed many more than just a single pet for a month. Bloom where you are planted. Support your local rescue and humane efforts in Lackawanna County Pa.
Many organizations bring animals to Petsmart in Dickson City Pa every weekend. Your veterinarian is also another source to find a no-kill truly dedicated organization who are worthy of your contributions.
Please seek them out and support them.