There’s widespread confusion among the public about the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and local humane societies. Public polling has found that people are widely confused about what HSUS is and isn’t. And surveys have found that HSUS donors are confused. Even HSUS’s CEO admits this—at least, privately.
Here are the facts:
- HSUS is not affiliated with local humane societies.
- HSUS does not run a single pet shelter.
- HSUS only gives 1% of its budget to local pet shelters.
We’re releasing a new report showing just how little HSUS gives to your state in terms of grants to support pet sheltering. You can read it here, and we’ve boiled the numbers down to a state-by-state basis on this chart. Feel free to print this and disseminate it as you see fit at trade shows, events, and so forth.
Update: Where do funds go? See here for an idea.