Just an FYI:http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=361954.0WARNING: THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE SAME AS YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY.
Excerpts from article link posted below:
"The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a radical animal rights group that inaccurately portrays itself as a mainstream animal care organization. The words “humane society” may appear on its letterhead, but HSUS is not affiliated with your local animal shelter. Despite the omnipresent dogs and cats in its fundraising materials and television commercials, it’s not an organization that runs spay/neuter programs or takes in stray, neglected, and abused pets. And quite unlike the common image of animal protection agencies as cash-strapped organizations dedicated to animal welfare, HSUS has become the wealthiest animal rights organization on earth.
HSUS is big, rich, and powerful. While most local animal shelters are under-funded and unsung, HSUS has accumulated $162 million in assets and built a recognizable brand by capitalizing on the confusion its very name provokes. This misdirection results in an irony of which most animal lovers are unaware: HSUS raises enough money to finance animal shelters in every single state, with money to spare, yet it doesn’t operate a single one anywhere."
"There is an enormous difference between animal “welfare” organizations, which work for the humane treatment of animals, and animal “rights” organizations, which aim to completely end the use and ownership of animals. The former have been around for centuries; the latter emerged in the 1980s, with the rise of the radical People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). "
"Buried deep within HSUS’s website is a disclaimer noting that the group “is not affiliated with, nor is it a parent organization for, local humane societies, animal shelters, or animal care and control agencies. These are independent organizations â€¦ HSUS does not operate or have direct control over any animal shelter.”
Read the whole article here:http://www.activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/o/136-humane-society-of-the-united-states
Your local shelters and Humane Societies are a good place to start. Do you have an organization that has animals in foster homes while they search for their forever homes? Those can be good. As with all charities, do some research to make sure your money goes to the cause you support....and thank you for contributing