The Humane Society of the United States watchdog group HumaneWatch.org has released its latest update in the group’s “The Visual HSUS’ campaign. The campaign is devoted to revealing the fact that HSUS devotes very few resources to local pet shelters.
The latest release is a map of the United States indicating the percentage of HSUS’s budget devoted to pet shelters by state. “As a matter of fact, less than 1 percent of its budget was grants to support pet sheltering,” according HumaneWatch.
“HSUS raises millions from local communities and doesn’t give the money back,” said HumaneWatch in a news release. “In West Virginia, for example, HSUS raised over $420,000—but didn’t make a single grant to support pet sheltering in that state.”
“The Humane Society of the United States isn’t affiliated with any local humane societies or pet shelters, and it doesn’t run any pet shelters itself,” according HumaneWatch. “It could certainly afford to—HSUS spent $126 million last year.”
“We’ve updated our U.S. map to reflect the most recent (HSUS 2010) figures,” according to the HumaneWatch news release.
To view the latest poster titled ‘Humane Society of the United States: Shelter Spending by State,' click here http://humanewatch.org