Sadly, CSHS lost its way when they hired an executive director about 4-5 years ago. Most of the fosters, all of the board, president, treasurer, cat and dog coordinators, newsletter volunteer, marketing volunteer, etc. left or where pushed out. Then people had to be paid to do what past people volunteered to do for decades.
Many noticed a difference between the upbeat 'PR' given by the director and the reality of what was going on. It seemed as though a 'dictator' with a stepping stone goal was on the job. Some of the Board was replaced with people the director knew. All current board members have no history with CSHS, as all a recent. They hear only the positive upbeat line the director speaks. Eventually, the director needed a new office (more spending).
Selective intake of pets eventually happened. The procedure to adopt a pet changed to what seems like just buying the pet. The Walk got canceled this year, hardly anyone wanted to participate. Trying to find any filed papers about the spending/finances seems impossible. Humm??
I would NOT donate unless you are given written papers documenting how the funds have been spent for the last 4-5 years. It used to be about 90% went directly to benefit the animals. Not any longer.
The director has recently announced a job has been secured in a larger organization and this director will be leaving CSHS.
I started volunteering in the spring of 2013. Starting with the Pet Adoption Days then later I was asked to help with some committees. During the course of volunteering [for the first time] I found it very easy to ask people to support me when asking on behalf of the animals in need. I have grown as a person as a result. CSHS has enabled me to truly make an impact on helping animals in need which has been very near and dear to me since childhood. Pooling resources enables us to make the greatest impact in our mission. I highly recommend anyone to help any way they can: financially, fostering, volunteering... it is well worth your time when working with CSHS.