When natural disasters strike, donate to local non-governmental relief agencies and rescues, DO NOT donate to the @ASPCA (or money making organizations like The Red Cross) Just google their money distribution to learn more. This link provides a lot of good information/facts: www.activistfacts.com/organizations/american-society-for-the-prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals-aspca/ .
“The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has something it doesn’t want you to know. Raising over $100 million a year from those weepy Sarah McLachlan commercials, the ASPCA spends little of that money on sheltering pets across America … (And the Humane Society of the United States, which runs similar ads, is even worse. Click link to learn why.)” .
1) The ASPCA is not your local pet shelter. Despite its name the ASPCA is not affiliated with local SPCAs and gives little of its money to them. In 2013, the ASPCA only gave $4.9 million to support animal shelters, a mere 4% of its $129 million budget. However, many Americans confuse the ASPCA with their local SPCA. However, the ASPCA is not related to local SPCAs, despite the similar names, and money given to the ASPCA will not necessarily go to a donor’s local shelter. In 2011, the State Humane Association of California (SHAC) filed a complaint with the California Attorney General about the ASPCA’s fundraising. SHAC argued that “ASPCA’s unfair and deceptive fundraising practices harm local humane societies and SPCAs by capitalizing on and reinforcing the widely-held mistaken belief that the ASPCA is a parent or umbrella organization to the thousands of humane societies and SPCAs across the country.” .
2) The ASPCA kills animals. It’s one thing for a local pet shelter to put down dogs and cats due to overcrowding and limited resources. It’s tragic, but most people understand. However, it’s harder to justify for a group as wealth and influential as the ASPCA.
Bob Baker, a former ASPCA investigator, told The New York Times, “show one picture of a mistreated dog and the funds would pour in… [I]t got to the point where animal welfare was not the priority, fund-raising was.”
@allyduluth I provided a link in this post that has more info on the @aspca their ex-CEO Edwin Sayers was being paid $600,000 annually. The majority of the people who actually rescue animals independently and/or as local small 501c3s don’t get compensation. They do it because they care and they are compassionate. The ASPCA and now PETA are just money making organizations disguised as compassionate people. Because the ASPCA has so much money they buy up real estate that sits empty. My friend has a 50-dog rescue in Burbank, CA. He doesn’t take donations, he works 16 hours a day training dogs to cover cost. Across the street is a HUGE building owned by the ASPCA. It has sat empty for years. They have more than enough money to rescue the overflow of dogs in the LA county shelter system and use that building to house and care for them. But the ASPCA would rather line their own pockets. And even worse on a bigger scale is @americanredcross ... google what they did with they money they raised for Haiti. It became a controversy but with all their shiny advertising they made it go away so they can continue to make millions ... they are not a humanitarian organization like non-governmental organization @americanfriendsservice (the Quakers) and so many like them who operate on a volunteer basis. It’s good to spread the word because many aren’t aware. 😔
9:24 PM Nov 1, 2018
@blkatk9 thank you! I have been giving money every month for almost ten years now!
9:48 PM Nov 1, 2018
@allyduluth I’m sure their CEO had some fine meals complements of your donations. The good news is that now you know and can donate to local rescues and no kill shelters in your area. But the important thing is to let others know. Organizations like the ASPCA have the Hollywood budgets to suck people in with advertising. So it’s very easy for people to feel empathy and donate.
4:33 AM Nov 23, 2018
@thewhitestpupsyouknow I saw you liked an ASPCA sponsored ad so I thought I’d tag you in one my older posts in case you weren’t aware of the ASPCA’s misuse of funds. They are also not no kill they have a kill policy. 😔
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