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November 6, 2009

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November 6, 2009

I was surprised to be at a very small dog walk in rural Virginia, and see a table for the HSUS. They had great hand outs, didn't ask for donations or anything, (they even had extra leashes which came in handy when a nearby dog got loose!) I spoke with the people at the table representing the HSUS and they were very nice and down to earth, and definately got my support! It's so rare to see such a large group involved in such a small event, that it shows how involved they are.

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

A local event in rural Virginia that benefitted local shelters

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

They were everyday people - we talked about our pets and they gave me information about a national shelter pet project that I could pass onto my local shelter volunteers

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

pleasant and informed

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 25, 2009
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September 25, 2009
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This organization pulls on the heartstrings of animal lovers to solicit funds to "end animal suffering" when those funds go to pay huge salaries to administrators and lobbyists working to make all dog and cat breeders, including responsible ones, a thing of the past. This group siphons funds away from struggling local humane societies and does not in any way fund the noble work that those groups do, despite the similar names. This year they harrassed the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association to the point that legal action was required, despite the fact that the state's association of animal health professionals are the appropriate source of ethical information on animal welfare issues.

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

tying up the Illinois legislature with anti-pet legislation

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

nothing. They bring endless frustration.

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

uneducated, overconfident attorneys with no education or knowledge in animal welfare to back their claims.

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

ruin the world for pet lovers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 25, 2009

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September 25, 2009

Watching the HSUS people in action in trying to pass laws in over 40 states in the U.S. makes me very upset. They want to take away my right to raise,breed,and love my dogs. They want to shut down pupy mills ,as I do ,but their methods they are persuing will also stop legimitate dog breeders. If you really want to see what they do with their donations read their financial statement. Millions of dollars donated 25% to executive compensation, 25% to publicity, 3% to shelters. When thet do one of their FABULOUS T.V. raids they take the animals , smile for the cameras, wear their coats that inentify them to the world and take the animals to a local shelter. The shelter gets no compensation from HSUS to care for the animals. If you really want to find out the truch about contact the Atlanta NBC tv station and ask them about their expose about the Katrina animals and HSUS..

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

arrogant

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 25, 2009

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September 25, 2009

The HSUS just takes money from people and use it to lobby lawmakers into passing laws that we don't need. They tout them as being for the animals when in reality, all they want to do is eliminate all dog and cat ownership. 99% of the money they collect goes to lobbying for laws that only hurt everyone not help the animals.

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

Laws passed and in the role government is playing in our lives.

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

Help the shelters and help the animals and quit passing laws that only hurt people.

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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...

Wackos

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

It does and it does not use it for good.

Ways to make it better...

The HSUS would stay out of law making and help the animals like they say they do and quit lying.

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

Their constant lies

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

This group is corrupt

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 24, 2009
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September 24, 2009
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My honest experience is that no one should be duped into thinking HSUS helps animals. They have falsely alleged their involvement in dire situations (the Vick dogs, Hurricane Katrina, and others) in order to raise millions in donations that are then used for multi-million dollar salaries and lobbying to end pet ownership. The public does not understand that despite the name, the HSUS does NOT operate ONE single shelter and less than 4% of their donations go to support ANY shelter nationwide. They are registered lobbyists in all 50 states. They are expert manipulators and their CEO has links to domestic terrorist organizations such as ALF.

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

raising copious amounts of money and misleading people like Oprah Winfrey.

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

completely revamp it, fire nearly everyone, and actually use the money they have to support animals in need.

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

single minded, brainwashed, and incapable of considering alternate positions.

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

It already does, it has 91 million. It uses them to pay its officers millions, place false advertisements, and solicit more money to lobby for bad laws. It SHOULD give it to local underfunded shelters and - you know - HELP ANIMALS.

Ways to make it better...

HSUS would be reclassified as a lobbyist group, not a charity,and be forced to stop using "Humane Society" to deceive the public.

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

their deceptiveness.

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

everyone should donate LOCALLY to shelters that actually house and care for animals - NOT TO LOBBYISTS!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 13, 2009

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May 13, 2009

It is unfortunate that HSUS has exploited the humane society name to make innocent people thinking they are saving dogs and cats. Unfortunately, HSUS is an animal welfare extremist industry. Let's face it, their staff has to raise money for their boards agenda to get done. If they don't raise money they will no longer have a job. I love my pets and adopted them from a shelter. I give generously to my local shelter and want all other wanting to save dogs and cats to also give locally. The HSUS provides very little assistance to local shelters. Just enough to say they do help. It is really sad.

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

Pushing their personal agenda forward. Ending all pet ownership even if it means killing animals.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give all the money to local animal shelters.

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

Nothing. Disgusted.

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

Unreasonable and manipulative.

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

Take away all of our rights to eat meat.

Ways to make it better...

they would really just help save unwanted animals. Leave cared for animals alone.

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

The lies they tell the general public.

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

they are good with words.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 13, 2009

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May 13, 2009

HSUS cares about all animals. Not just the cute and the cuddly. If you believe that efforts can be made on all fronts because you believe all animals--livestock and pets-- deserve humane treatment regardless of their fate, this is the organization for you.

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

California.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

April 8, 2009
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April 8, 2009
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Please please donate to your local area shelters, they are the ones who need the money. You can donate food, blankets, toys and money.

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

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

Spread the donations to all shelters in the USA.

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Ways to make it better...

all the money they get went to shelters.

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

Dishonesty to people who donate

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

April 8, 2009
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April 8, 2009
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These people are so dishonest. I just found this article: WASHINGTON – According to new research from the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) contributed less than four percent of its $91.5 million budget to hands-on dog and cat shelters in 2007. CCF is criticizing the nation’s largest animal rights group for not doing more to help hard-working local humane societies, calling HSUS’s name "misleading." According to its most recent tax return (filed on November 14, 2008), HSUS contributed about $3.1 million of its $91.5 million operating budget to hands-on pet shelters. CCF performed an exhaustive audit of HSUS’s giving last month. Martosko continued: "HSUS is telling Americans how hard it is for local shelters to stay open in this economic climate. But it’s taking their donations straight to the bank. More Americans need to understand that the Humane Society of the United States is not an umbrella group for local humane societies. But the hard-working professionals and all the homeless pets in those shelters could certainly use one – especially now." To read the explosive "Seven Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS," visit www.ConsumerFreedom.com.

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

articles.

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

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

nothing

Ways to make it better...

they did not exist

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

all the lies

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

April 7, 2009
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April 7, 2009
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I received mailings from the HSUS regularly with return address labels picturing cute puppies and kittens. Their literature encouraged me to give to them to help needy animals. I thought that my donations were going to go to care for, feed, and help find homes for these animals. I was appalled to learn that they do NOT operate a single shelter, they CHARGE shelters for evaluations (of up to $12,000), they have used fradulent methods of fund-raising such as the "HELP US help Michael Vick's Dogs" when they had NO responsibility for them AT ALL, and they were investigated for their handling of donations in relation to Hurricane Katrina by the Lousiana Attorney General. The HSUS paid $300,000 to settle with them. However, the HSUS then spent I have seen how they have tried to stamp out pet owner's rights through a myriad of proposed legislation all over the U.S. They use misinformation and emotional appeals without unsubstantiated by fact. Matter-of-fact, THAT is what they are--The LARGEST Animal Rights Political Lobby in the world. Hundreds of thousands of dollars go to political campaigns (including the Louisiana Attorney General election since they did not like being investigated). They are NOT a SHELTER. It really rips to know that they could build a state of the art shelter in every state and territory in the U.S. to actually care for animals, but instead spend their millions to incrementally legislate pet ownership out of existence. PLEASE GOOGLE and research the H$U$ before you give your hard-earned money to them....BETTER YET, give to your local shelter that actually DOES care for the needy animals. I didn't want to give them a star at all, but you have to in order to post.

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

This organization has more money than anyone could hope to have and uses it irresponsibly....NOT for caring for animals like they want people to believe they do.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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