Another TV station takes on HSUS deception

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WZTV Fox 17 in Nashville, Tenn., reports that the Dickson County Humane Society receives no money from the Humane Society of the United States, despite desperate need.

According to WZTV, the Dickson County Humane Society, located west of Nashville, occupies two make-shift buildings that are falling apart ― and the roof is leaking.

The National HSUS, meanwhile, is flush with cash. 

“We checked the HSUS tax records Form 990. It shows the non-profit took in over $133 million in donations last year,” WZTV said. “Of that, $6 million went to local shelters. We found of that money HSUS gave only about $1,000 back to local shelters in Tennessee and $0 went to shelters in Kentucky in 2011.”

The CEO of the Humane Society of the United States declined an interview, the station said.

Read more and see the actual WZTV broadcast here.

This is not the first time a TV station has tackled the issue. People give money to the HSUS thinking their donations will help local animal shelters, but only a small percentage ever makes it to the shelters.  

In 2009, an Atlanta, Ga., TV station reported on this. The broadcast was later pulled off YouTube but re-appeared on an Iranian video-sharing site. To see that broadcast, click here.

Also, read “HSUS continues to deceive the public.”



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maxine    
SD  |  May, 11, 2013 at 01:18 PM

That is such an old story.......HSUS deceiving the public in order to profit hugely for themselves and leaving all those who believe the sad stories to support the local shelters which HSUS implies to be helping. This TV station COULD do something about that by leading a LOCAL fundraising effort to help that local shelter. The people in that area should be told the situation and urged to help locally, just as they are so often urged to "eat locally". My guess is that animal producers in the area could be good support folks, too. As should all pet owners, as HSUS doesn't want people to have pets any more than they want them to raise food animals.

Geoffrey    
Chambersburg, PA  |  May, 11, 2013 at 02:18 PM

See you're still peddling the specious propaganda put out by the likes of Rick Berman and Company. If "by their friends ye shall know them" has any validity, you lose all shred of credibility every time you re-parrot this claptrap.

maxine    
SD  |  May, 13, 2013 at 08:05 PM

It is so easy to claim something is "claptrap" rather than look up the ratings of HSUS funding of animal care of any kind is compared with funding of their own salaries, retirement funds, and advertising budget. Then there is the matter of support of a convicted abuser of animals in those horrendous dog fights. Seems that dovetails pretty well with "by their friends ye shall know them", in a ways less than complimentary to HSUS.


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