In 2014, HSUS raised over $100 million from Americans and yet only gave 1% of this money to local pet shelters—and didn’t operate a single pet shelter itself—despite having fundraising appeals full of cats and dogs.
In New Jersey, HSUS only donated $3,670.00 to help pet shelters care for animals. Instead, donor money meant to save animals went to disappointing ends. HSUS placed over $50 million into Caribbean funds last year, rather than using that money to help animals. The group settled a racketeering lawsuit for nearly $6 million. HSUS also put $4 million into its own pension plan. The organization is currently under investigation by the Oklahoma attorney general.
Unfortunately, this isn’t an anomaly; HSUS has doggedly refused to give more to shelters.
The full 50-state report of HSUS misuse of donor money in recent years, “Not Your Local Humane Society,” is available below or online here: http://goo.gl/zVCBvp
“Well-meaning Americans are duped by manipulative HSUS ads into thinking that donations will primarily help pets, but that’s not the case at all,” commented CCF research director Will Coggin. “By giving to HSUS, their money is going to the dogs—but only figuratively.”
New Jerseyans who want to make a difference for pets should do one thing: Give local
Despite its name, the Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with the scores of humane societies in town and counties across America that provide hands-on care to needy animals. Giving to HSUS means their money may be parked in offshore tax shelters, used to pay bloated overhead costs, or spent on a PETA-esque lobbying agenda.
Download the full report: HSUS – Not Your Local Shelter 2015
For more information, visit www.HumaneWatch.org.