We’ve got a new billboard up in Times Square showing New Yorkers and visitors from all over the country exactly how the Humane Society of the United States treats local pet shelters. HSUS is not affiliated with local humane societies and gives only 1% of the money it raises to local shelters, according to its tax return, all while running ads full of dogs and cats that give off the impression HSUS is all about caring for pets.
We’ve collected quotes of what local humane societies have to say about HSUS, and they aren’t happy about the situation. But often times, these local shelters are too busy spending resources caring for animals to have a broad, national message. So we’re happy to provide one that helps them: Give local. (Click the photos to enlarge.)