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Old 08-15-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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HSUS: The “H” is for Hypocrisy?

As most regular readers know, we’re not exactly HSUS’s biggest fans, but we’re hopeful that HSUS improves its practices and gives more money to hands-on pet shelters instead of lobbying campaigns and pension plans. But if there’s one fiercer critic, it’s Nathan Winograd, a “no-kill” activist with a no-holds-barred modus operandi. Look no further than one of his latest blog entries about HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle.

We fault Pacelle because he obfuscates HSUS’s motives and, as HSUS’s leader, is ultimately responsible for HSUS’s deceptive fundraising practices and the fact that HSUS gives less than 1 percent of its budget to needy pet shelters.

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Old 08-15-2011, 05:56 PM   #2
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Although the best practices are debatable, the lack of resources to do much more than haul them in and kill them isn't. It is a real shame somebody makes a nice living while others not only give endless hours, but when push comes to shove, dig into their own pocket.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:16 AM   #3
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Please please please don't forget LOCAL Humane Societys are not the same. Mine is a no-kill and ALL the $$ donated go to the critters!
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Please please please don't forget LOCAL Humane Societys are not the same. Mine is a no-kill and ALL the $$ donated go to the critters!
This VERY TRUE! It is a proven fact that LESS than 1% of donations given to HSUS ever help animals. It is all spent on lobiests and upper management salarys and bonuses.
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I do know that about HSUS Michael but it's not true for locals. Bottom line - check your favorite charities to find out how that $$$ is distributed. There is an HSUS close to me but they are NOT affiliated with my local Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
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I do know that about HSUS Michael but it's not true for locals. Bottom line - check your favorite charities to find out how that $$$ is distributed. There is an HSUS close to me but they are NOT affiliated with my local Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Sorry, I guess I missed making the point clearly in my last post. It is true that the local Humane Society's around the country are NOT affiliated in ANY WAY with the HSUS.
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Do the local Humane Societies have to support the national group? I know that part of what you give your local United Way goes to pay the $700,000+ salary of the national president. Same with Habitat for Humanity, local fundraising pays big salaries. In the mean time, local units struggle for funds.
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Interesting question. I think we all need to understand that the large National Organizations like AKC are about making money. They do lobby so that they make more money and their concern for the animals revolves around their business.
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Do the local Humane Societies have to support the national group? I know that part of what you give your local United Way goes to pay the $700,000+ salary of the national president. Same with Habitat for Humanity, local fundraising pays big salaries. In the mean time, local units struggle for funds.
I don't think my local HS has ANYthing to do with the NTL. They have gone to great pains to make sure people know they are not affiliated. They have sooo many fundraisers during the year that it's enabled them to expand, offer low-cost clinics, become a no-kill shelter. They are awesome!

United Way is another charity I won't give to. I worked at a job once which tried to DEMAND 100% participation in donating part of your check (at least 2%) to United Way. I flat refused. I had two kids to raise as a single Mom...charity started at HOME then. I could not spare a penny. That went into my employee file.
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Yes, the pressure can be intense to sign up for United Way. I used to give in and direct my contribution to the Salvation Army. I know they are efficient and help people. I suspect they never saw an extra penny from me doing that.
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