If you have donated to the Humane Society of United States, chances are the only thing you have helped is the HSUS lobbying fund and their lawyer fees. Like you, most of us have been in the dark about the contributions of HSUS when it comes to rescuing pets and animals. HSUS does NOT run a single local shelter and the very little (less than 1%) they donate, goes to the actual welfare of homeless pets.
If you feel you were wronged and misled by HSUS commercial into thinking HSUS helped local shelters, please make your voice heard.
Helping rescue animals or stopping the domestication of animals? Which of the two have you enabled?
See what the local pet shelters have to say
The biggest animal organization in the country - Where and who is your donation helping
"We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding. One generation and out. We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding."
Quoted in Animal People, May, 1993