Did you know that the Humane Society of the U.S. has a bloated staff of 900 employees? That’s one nugget we found in a recent Capitol File puff-piece on HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle, and perhaps is one reason why HSUS gets a “D” grade from the American Institute of Philanthropy for blowing up to half its budget on overhead. Pacelle—who bizarrely has said “I don’t love animals or think they are cute”—recently adopted a dog, and Capitol File took the opportunity to photograph Pacelle and his new pet (excuse us, companion animal).
But that pooch doesn’t exactly look too happy to be there, does it? If you were that dog, what might be going through your head? Leave a comment below and let us know.
By the way, Pacelle makes $300,000 a year, yet his workday in the article consisted of meeting with a Congressman, working on a book deal (from which he will likely profit personally), getting a soy latte, having a 10-minute radio interview, and writing a blog—all while raking in the dough from deceptive advertising.
Nice work if you can get it. Maybe that’s why he has such a smug grin.