Wasteful Humane Society Of The U.S. Earns A Spot On Charity Watchdogs’ “Naughty” Lists

New report concludes 50¢ of every dollar donated to HSUS is swallowed up by “overhead” expenses.

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) pointed to the 2010 “Watchdog Report” from Animal People News, which determined the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) spends 50¢ of every donated dollar on continued fundraising and additional overhead costs. HSUS has a holiday fundraising goal of $1.2 million, of which a staggering $600,000 will likely go to raise more money, pay lobbyists, and fund HSUS’s $11-million pension plan. HSUS’s skewed spending priorities leave countless shelters without funds in today’s tough economy.

Animal People News, the well-regarded newspaper of the animal rights movement, studied HSUS’s 2009 federal income tax return and determined that 50% of HSUS costs were “overhead,” not 29% as HSUS claims. CCF’s own analysis of HSUS’s recent tax filings indicates that HSUS shares less than 1% of the public’s contributions with America’s underfunded pet shelters.

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