Monday, March 15, 2010

Newspaper Article on HSUS

Hello Friends,

The other day I was reading our local newspaper when I came across an interesting article about the HSUS.
It is written by a man we know and admire.
Jim Sacia, Illinois State Representative.

Its a long article. Too long to actually reprint it all here in my blog.

Part of it is:

"Here’s a dose of reality for you — the Humane Society of the United States is not your local animal shelter. In fact, less than one-half of 1 percent of its $100 million budget gets into the hands of local pet shelters. You who read this are, like me, animal loving people. How does it feel to know that if you donate $200 to this alleged caring agency, $1 gets into the hands of local pet shelters? If it makes you feel anything other than mad I’d be shocked. These are the least animal loving people I have ever come up against. Sadly, they make fools out of you and me and their clever ads get deep into our pockets. It’s big business folks, and they know how to take care of their own at your expense."

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  1. We didn't know the statistics but we've avoided the HSUS because of this very thing. We've had lots of people think we're heartless because of our anti-HSUSness. This is why we LOVE pawpawties-they make a real difference because they're on the local level and not just a bunch of hooey-phooey bureaucracy. I mean, every time you see one of those "pull at heartstrings" commercials, think about how many animals the cost of that commercial could have saved.

    Whew! Sorry for the rant, thanks for the great post!

  2. Thanks for the reminder. Iknew about this - just not the percentage. I only give to our local city facility, and a couple of other local ones that I know do a good job, and of course our pawparties. Then I know it goes where we want it to go. Good post.

  3. I always worried about where all that money went,I will give at the local level an of course at Pawparties !Thank you for bloging about this !