The organization is not fiscally responsible. The board of directors do not abide by the organization's by-laws. While the euthanasia rate is impressive, often the results of temperament tests on the dogs are ignored so that the animals can be sent to rescue.Volunteers are often made to feel unwelcome.
THHS has lost its way. Despite multiple very successful fundraisers, the board claims there is no money for vetting animals - especially cats. Where is all of that money going? Best case scenario - into a fund for building a new building. Worst case scenario - use your imagination. Most recently they have begun euthanizing cats out of hand insted of letting them go out to rescues or into foster homes at the same time as they have just changed the rules to allow the city to bring in much larger numbers of cats than ever before. They have also cut off all funding for medications and vetting for cats. The commuity at large needs to step forward and demand that the cats get equal treatment with the dogs. Perhaps the HS's books need to be audited as well to findout where all the money from fundraisers is being spent. The board is now a closed clique - all new board members are approved by the president and her friends. And they put on only their friends. General membership no longer has a say-so in any HS policies. Good people are beign driven off the board by the hateful atmosphere and are afradi to stick up for each other at the meetings.
The Terre Haute Humane Society has effectively reduced euthanasia in the community by incorporating and being involved with several new programs in our community. These programs include: low-cost spay-neuter, free spay neuter for the parents of puppies or kittens taken in at the shelter. Most recently we have been involved with the community HOPE program which targets families on assistance by providing free spay/neuter for their pets. We have increased adoptions by joining with PetSmart Charities adoption center at PetSmart, monthly Mutts at the Mall adoption events, and other adoption events at community events as well as businesses. We have a weekly presentation on both local TV stations, and a weekly article in our newspaper, each showcasing an available animal for adoption.