Over the last couple of years I have learned much more about what The Humane Society of the US does and am more impressed and more grateful than ever! The reach of their work is astounding! I appreciate they way they care for and seek justice for all animal species, including pets, wildlife and farm animals. They have people "on the ground" rescuing animals, meeting with corporations to promote more humane treatment of farm animals, as well as working to change laws to protect animals in all different kinds of situations. I appreciate HSUS so much and am proud to volunteer my help in any way I can!
I have worked with HSUS as a volunteer for nearly 20 years now as they work tirelessly for better antti-cruelty legislation, care for animals, help in disasters, and do so many good works, it is impossible to list here. With an organization as large and influential as HSUS, you will hear from their detractors loud and clear. THE NEG REVIEWS BELOW ARE WRITTEN BY THOSE HIRED TO ATTACK HSUS.Y HSUS is comprised of people who deeply love animals. But they are constantly and vehemently harrassed by the State Farm Bureaus who actually harrassed me and my fellow volunteers on the street as we collect signature on petitions. People who make a living by selling/trading Exotic Pets are cruel, selfish, and greedy people. I have spent weeks helping take care of dogs and cats in horrible condtion who were rescued from large so called 'sanctuaries'. Those who run them are criminals.
HSUS sponsors ALF and is no different than any other home grown terrorist group. I did not know I was volunteering to terrorize people out of their pets and to wind having most of them killed. They abuse the victims of these raids, plant false evidence and make false charges. I saw them spray urine on puppies and smear than with feces when taking them out of their kennels. They pushed the owners physically no matter their age or gender. They treated these human being like trash for owning pets. Although some had more than most people most of them were well fed although not all were groomed. But they were healthy and particularly saddening for me was to go to raid a sanctuary. In sanctuaries you will see animals with infections or under weight who have been recently taken in to the sanctuary for safety. However, HSUS raids were conducted on sanctuaries instead of giving these sanctuaries money to help care for these animals at their last place of rescue they took them and killed then and not only that destroyed the sanctuaries building and houses for the animals. This was sickening. I felt like I was a nazi collecting jews for concentration camp killings. This organization is sick throughout. I am sending my information in through a friend because these people are really scary.
The HSUS does work to fight animal cruelty on the national scale. While the HSUS doesn't pay operating costs for local shelters -- no organization could as there are over 5000 local shelters in the country -- it does a great deal to assist them.
The HSUS provides training initiatives for local animal shelters, hosts the nation's largest trade and educational show for shelter professionals, and maintains national shelter standards. It launched the first ever national advertising campaign to promote the adoption of shelter animals. The HSUS also has major advocacy campaigns to combat animal cruelty, dogfighting and cockfighting, Canada's notorious baby seal hunt, and large-scale puppy mills. Its Animal Rescue Team deploys in response to natural disasters, working with other organizations to rescue, shelter and reunite lost animals with their families.
I volunteer and give financial support to my local shelter, but I also volunteer and support the HSUS. The work of both organizations is critical to animal welfare in the United States.
The Humane Society of the United States is simply the most effective organization in the country working on behalf of animals. I donate and volunteer for the HSUS for several reasons. First, they work on behalf of ALL animals, whether that means helping to pass laws against shark finning, cockfighting, or getting farm animals out of cruel, intensive confinement. Second, the HSUS works to strike at the root of animal cruelty. This includes busing puppy mills, raiding dog fighting rings, protesting the seal and whale hunts, working for truth in labeling about fur, working against canned hunts and internet shoots, etc. If you rescue an animal, you help that animal, but if you pass a law, you help millions of animals. This is what the HSUS does best. The HSUS also provides direct care for thousands of animals through its five sanctuaries as well as its humane veterinary care program and other programs. No, the HSUS does not fund local shelters. If it tried, it would run out of money in a week, and the homeless dogs and cats would just keep coming. But the HSUS helps shelters in many ways including publishing Animal Sheltering mangazine, running the annual Animal Care Expo, providing shelter visits and consultations, etc. There is simply no other organization that can do what the HSUS does on a national scale every day.
Of course they don't spend their money on shelter animals. They spend it where it most needs to go - factory farming, fur, experimentation...the big guns. Billions of animals die for food, and that is where the focus of the future must be. Those who claim they're being targeted by HSUS must have something they're hiding that they need to change. So change it.
I have worked with both my HSUS State Director, as well as some of the folks in the D.C. office. I have been involved with many non-profits, and never have I witnessed such dedication, selflessness and ethics in the operation of a non-profit.
In addition, the large scope of activities HSUS is involved in is amazing. From local shelter assistance to wildlife sanctuaries to helping shape humane legislation for all animals - companion animals, livestock and wildlife - they are the most effective agency for protecting the voiceless.
As a volunteer and donor to this organization, I cannot say enough about the valuable work they do.
I volunteered for the Ohioans for Humane Farms campaign, which was backed by the HSUS and saw first-hand how dedicated the staff at HSUS are. These people truly care about the welfare of all animals and are willing to dedicate many hours of their personal time to ensure that animals are treated humanely. I will join them in their fight for animal rights any day!
I helped with a ballot initiative in Ohio that The Humane Society helped organize. Everyone in the organization is professional, passionate and committed to animal welfare. After witnessing their operation first hand I know that every penny I donate to the Humane Society is used wisely to help animals. Actually seeing how efficient their operation is has made me commit to monthly giving.
I worked with the HSUS to pass stronger laws to protect farm animals in Ohio. The HSUS organized a statewide campaign and brought awareness to the 8 million pigs and 27 million hens in intensive confinement on farms in the state. Many people with an economic interest in keeping the status quo did not like the campaign, but over 500,000 people signed the ballot petition in just three months, a state record for signature gathering. Obviously there was a lot of support.
The Humane Society of the United States is a wonderful organization that helps animals on a daily basis in many different ways. They work for better laws to protect animals in puppy mills, factory farms, fighting operations, and more. They provide direct care for thousands of animals in their five sanctuaries. They support local shelters with direct grants and professional development, resources, and tens of thousands of free spay and neuters around the country. And they perform direct rescues of animals in hoarding situations, fighting rings, puppy mills, and natural disasters on an almost weekly basis. The HSUS is my favorite animal nonprofit, worth every dime of the money I donate.
I worked with the HSUS during the California Proposition 2 campaign. They offered classes in campaign strategy and public speaking that I found very educational and effective. The CEO, Wayne Pacelle, came to California on many occasions during this campaign. He and California director, Jennifer Fearing, brought some of us to meetings with editorial staff from major newspapers and met with volunteers at public hearings. Overall I found the organization to be committed, honest, appreciative of volunteer help and a very effective organization that improves the lives of all animals. Since that campaign I have attended conferences sponsored by the HSUS and attended their Lobby Days in California and in D.C. They always provide me with educational materials and always let me know how appreciative they are of my commitment
Less than 1% of the money HSUS collects actually goes to help real cats and dogs. Don't waste your money by giving it to HSUS. Give it to your local shelters, who need support helping the animals in your area that need it.