Almost everyone can probably recall seeing the commercials on TV with the sad, depressing music and pictures of dogs and cats flashing across the screen. Some of the animals appear to be mistreated, hurt, neglected and sick. At the end of the commercial they ask for you to call their number and donate money to save the pets. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!
In a recent issue of the Kansas Cattleman’s Association News there was an article about HSUS spending and how those dollars that are donated are really spent.
“HSUS SPENDS NEARLY HALF OF EVERY DOLLAR DONATED ON FUNDRAISING AND OVERHEAD COSTS”, the Center for Consumer Freedom reported. The data comes form an analysis of HSUS’ 2009 federal tax return by Animal People News.
Center for Consumer Freedom did their own analysis and found that FEWER THAN 1% OF HSUS DONATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC GO TO ANIMAL SHELTERS.
After reading this article, this is my advice: If you are someone who likes to donate money to organizations that help animals, donate your money to a local animal shelter. The money will go directly to the shelter and it will all be used to benefit the animals! DO NOT FALL INTO THE TRAP OF HSUS!
- The information used for this post was courtesy of Dani Friedland, meatingplace.com. -