The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) isn’t affiliated with any local humane societies or pet shelters, and it doesn’t run any pet shelters itself. It could certainly afford to—HSUS spent $126 million last year. Yet less than 1 percent of its budget was grants to support pet sheltering.
HSUS raises millions from local communities and doesn’t give the money back. In West Virginia, for example, HSUS raised over $420,000—but didn’t make a single grant to support pet sheltering in the Mountain State.
How little does HSUS give to support sheltering in your state? We’ve updated our U.S. map to reflect the most recent (2010) figures. (Click on the map to view the PDF.)
Update 11/14/11: To be clear, the percentages are of HSUS's total budget.