The Humane Society of the United States gives only 1 percent of the money it raises to pet shelters. Surprised? You might be, if you’ve seen HSUS’s TV ads—you know, the ones full of needy dogs and cats. You, like most Americans, might think HSUS gives most of the money it raises to pet shelters. HSUS doesn’t. You, like most Americans, might think that HSUS is an umbrella group for humane societies. It isn’t. You might think that HSUS at least runs one pet shelter. It doesn’t.
Even most HSUS donors are confused.
We’ve updated our U.S. map so that you can see how little HSUS gives in grants to supporting pet sheltering in your state. As always, please share.
Update: A number of commenters have asked where the money does go. Read more here for an idea.