It seems that the Humane Society of the United States doesn’t like the new kid on the block—the Humane Society for Shelter Pets. The reason is HSSP is a group whose sole mission is to help shelter pets.

HSUS has been spending inordinate amounts of energy attacking the newly launched HSSP, according to watchdog group The reason behind HSUS’s concern is because the new HSSP group advises animal lovers interested in helping pets to donate to their local shelter instead of funding HSUS.

The reasoning behind the new group’s advice is because HSUS gives less than one percent of its money to local shelters, while public polling shows that most Americans mistakenly believe that HSUS gives most of its money to pet shelters, according to HumaneWatch.

“Humane confusion is widespread in America,” according to the HSSP website.   “Despite the words “humane society” in its name, the HSUS is not formally affiliated with any humane societies that operate at a city, county or regional level. HSUS does not run a single pet shelter and the vast majority of its funds are kept for its own agenda. One percent of its budget consists of grants to pet shelters.”

Humane Society for Shelter Pets is “the only national group whose primary mission is to help animals at local pet shelters,” according to the group’s website. Click here to read an introductory letter from Humane Society for Shelter Pets.