The Humane Society of the United States has been spending inordinate amounts of energy attacking the newly launched Humane Society for Shelter Pets. HSSP’s web site says it is – the only national group whose primary mission is to help animals at local pet shelters. Watchdog group HumaneWatch.org believes the reason behind HSUS’s concern is because the new HSSP group advises animal lovers interested in helping pets to donate to their local shelter instead of funding HSUS.
Humane Watch says HSSP points out that the Humane Society of the United States gives less than one percent of its money to local shelters, while public polling shows that most Americans mistakenly believe that HSUS gives most of its money to pet shelters.
HSSP says – humane confusion is widespread in America. Despite the words “humane society” in its name, the HSUS is not formally affiliated with any humane societies that operate at a city, county or regional level. HSUS does not run a single pet shelter and the vast majority of its funds are kept for its own agenda.