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May 1, 2010

HSUS does not run any dog or cat shelters, and yet they use these animals in their ads to mislead the public into thinking they do. Less than 1% of donations go to help ANY animals, and yet everything you read that this group puts out implies that they do help animals. If you really want to help animals in need, donate to your local humane society, and urge any group to distance themselves from this lobbying group.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

lobbying, and all they want to do is make it more difficult for animal owners to have their pets

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spend the money on animals in shelters, not lobbying, mass mailings, deceptive advertising.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Nothing

Ways to make it better...

they actually spent money on animals in shelters, instead of just implying that they do with their ads. Everything about this group is not what it seems.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Honest leadership.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 8, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
April 8, 2010

It is really unfortunate that many of you are unaware that less then 1/2 of 1% of HSUS donations go to local animal shelters. HSUS is raging war on our nation's hungry and poor. Check out humanewatch.org for more information. My rating is 0, but it will not allow me to post this.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my line of work and the misinformation that they spread.

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Ways to make it better...

they were not so disingenuous and dishonest.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 8, 2010

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April 8, 2010

The HSUS is our countries largest and most effective animal protection organization. Recent campaigns by animal-abusers to slam the reputation of the HSUS have focused on the fact that they do not run actual shelters. Well, I know for a fact that they DO have several of their own direct animal care facilities. And, their mission is not nor was it ever to run an animal shelter! Their organization is there to do the things that small shelters (like the one I work in) are unable to do - change the way people view and treat animals, and get to the ROOT causes of abuse. Ultimately this helps many different kinds of animals (not just dogs and cats), and will help to keep animals out of shelters to begin with. I will continue to support the HSUS in everything they do!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the successful passage of legislation that benefits animals as well as public education.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they help all kinds of animals, from dogs to whales to polar bears. Their website is also great and has a lot of information and ways that we (the public) can take action to help animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 8, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
April 8, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States is, by far, the most effective animal protection organization around. I have been a supporter for decades and will continue for the entirety of my life. The recent onslaught of negative reviews is obviously some sort of industry attempt to demean the organization for the sole reason that the HSUS is so effectively changing the way our animals are mistreated. Everyone should feel confident that every donation does, in fact, go a very long way towards helping animals.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the improved animal protection legislation and general awareness that is solidifying itself in our society.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Focus even more on the younger members of society.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their ability to stick to their important mission despite the backlash from those interested in continuing things as they are.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Freindly, well intentioned, dedicated, and intelligent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to change legislation to better protect our animals, the weakest creatures in our society.

Ways to make it better...

Couldn't.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The people in the various industries fighting to keep their profits safe at the expense of the mistreatment of animals.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Please help http://www.humanesociety.org/

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 18, 2010

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February 18, 2010

this organization is not doing what people think it does -- the dollars do not go to help animals in shelters. And, the salaries paid to the top people are exorbitant. It does not deserve non-profit status since so much of its time and funds are spent on lobbying efforts at state and national levels. It is primarily a lobbying organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

wasted money, time and worse yet animals not being helped

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

shut it down and spread the money to the real shelters where it would do some good. Maybe send some to veterinary schools and farmer support groups too.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the stuff they send because they think you will join -- free calendars if you want

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

set in the animal rights agenda, not in favor of pet ownership

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

pay its board even higher salaries than they already get, write more propaganda to eliminate pet ownership

Ways to make it better...

can't imagine anything that would make this a good experience

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I hope the rational people of this country, realizing the harm that it does

One thing I'd also say is that...

they must be great PR people -- so many believe they are doing good stuff when they are not

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 16, 2010

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February 16, 2010

I am very angry that HSUS lied about their part in certain very public rescues and used that to raise funds. I am also angry they never stepped up to save the lives of fighting dogs until OTHER organizations shamed them into doing so. I sure wish it was possible to get the truth out about this lying organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

some of the laws being changed for the better protection of animals.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

February 16, 2010

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February 16, 2010

If there were a way to give zero stars, I would. My biggest problem is that the organization is misleading in their fund raising. I would feel better about them if they were more candid about their activities and about what the money would be used for.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

lots of legislation that has been introduced.

Ways to make it better...

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Ways to make it better...

the organization had been more candid about their activities and use of funds.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 16, 2010

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February 16, 2010

I thought they actually helped animals, come to find out they help political campaigns instead. I will never donate to these folks again.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Stupid, unnecessary animal laws

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Use donations to HELP ANIMALS.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

misguided or downright deceitful

Ways to make it better...

They acutally helped animals

One thing I'd also say is that...

Please give your donations to local animal shelters not this political organization

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 16, 2010
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February 16, 2010
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The HSUS is an extremist animal rights organization and does not run any animal shelters nor are they affiliated with one. The HSUS uses almost all it's money for writing and lobbying for anti-animal ownership legislation. Annually 4% or less actually goes directly to helping any animals and we know this because of their public tax records. Of the little money that does go to animals, most of it is used to generate more donations for income which makes one question their actual intentions. When people say "but look at all the good work they do" -- you can bet any animal interaction is only done so they can use their video as propaganda to dupe the public into giving more money. Many HSUS employees have also worked for other openly animal rights groups including it's president. One of their executives has also been a member of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) which is on the FBI list of domestic terrorist organizations. The HSUS is a deceptive extremist organization that deserves attention by the Internal Revenue Service for it's millions of dollars that go into it's lobbying efforts instead of where people think their donations are spent. To see the 12 step animal rights agenda go here: http://www.angelfire.com/oh/turkishangora/animalrights/agenda.html Pay close attention to # 10 which says "Stop any further breeding of companion animals". The overall rating requires you at least give one star -- but the HSUS does not deserve any stars!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Animal rights legislation.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change it's focus to actually helping animals.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

nothing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

rude.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

this organization has a yearly budget of over 10 times that. It's yearly budget is over 120 million dollars.

Ways to make it better...

the HSUS was actually an animal welfare organization instead of an animal rights organization.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

truth.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization should be investigated by Congress and the IRS.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 16, 2010

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February 16, 2010

HSUS does not want people to own pets, they LIE when they appeal for your donations, implying that they will help animals, and almost all their money goes to lobbying to make getting a pet as difficult as possible.

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Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

actually help animals and not take donations under false pretenses

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

uninformed about animals and what they need, and how to care for them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

They have way more than $10 million, and don't use it to help animals, only to deceive more people into making donations.

Ways to make it better...

HSUS actually helped animals, instead of animal abusers like Michael Vick, stealing money to reunite pets with owners during Katrina, and then keeping $34 million for themselves.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

turning things around so that they truly are helping animals instead of hurting pet owners.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Wayne Pacelle HAS to go.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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