Denver CO

Pet adovcate orgs need to be transparent with thier money

Saw a blog article by Emily Fromm, VP of development for Petfinder today.  If only all organizations were so forthcoming with their revenues and spending policies.  You can find this information out for many of the organizations by looking up their Form 990 which is public information.  Emily’s post with a lot of detail on just how to look for how Petfinder is spending their money says something about their ethics in using your money.

I think Petfinder is effectively helping save animals lives every day.  I hope they continue to use the money given to them to get every shelter pet a good home.  I always give to local orgs I know and see do good work.  And I am very opposed to handing money over to some.

I am listing some local orgs that are doing a good job locally here in Colorado.  Do you know a local org that uses their money to save pets lives with little overhead and life saving programs?

Here are organization I don’t think use their money transparently compared to the way they raise money.  And at times, i think these organizations are harmful to pets with their policies and lobbying efforts.  Do you think with more than 300 million dollars, they could do something about the estimated 3 million cats and dogs killed each year in shelters in the US?  That’s $100 per dog and cat killed.  I think they are missing something on the way they handle their money.

 

The Humane Society of the United States  (HSUS)

REVENUE
Total Contributions

$131,213,883

Program Service Revenue

$3,008,576

Total Primary   Revenue

$134,222,459

Other Revenue

$14,481,361

TOTAL REVENUE

$148,703,820

 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

REVENUE
Total Contributions

$30,591,252

Program Service Revenue

$660,816

Total Primary   Revenue

$31,252,068

Other Revenue

$560,047

TOTAL REVENUE

$31,812,115

 

 

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

REVENUE
Total Contributions

$111,344,562

Program Service Revenue

$13,553,211

Total Primary   Revenue

$124,897,773

Other Revenue

$8,196,341

TOTAL REVENUE

$133,094,114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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