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To help our furry friends,
don’t give nationally

New York Post, by Diana Culp

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/4/2014 4:53:50 AM

With 70 million households in America owning pets, it’s no surprise that the TV ads with sad music showing needy cats and dogs tug at our heartstrings. Americans give hundreds of millions a year to national animal charities. Sadly, a good chunk of that money isn’t going to help those animals. It’s going to pay a racketeering lawsuit settlement. Last month, several animal-rights groups including the Humane Society of the United States agreed to pay $16 million to settle a suit over their alleged behavior in a different lawsuit. The payout settles claims that they’d engaged in illegal payments to a witness as

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 6/4/2014 5:09:50 AM     (No. 9872310)

I give to two local shelters in the Alexandria/Arlington area because I know what their needs are and where the money goes. I stopped giving to national organizations for reasons that the author states but also because one or two are no friends of the United States:

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/10/humane-society-of-the-united-states-un-agenda-21/



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pinchem, 6/4/2014 7:58:16 AM     (No. 9872391)

I agree with #1. I read an expose article where most phone charities give only 10 to 15% of the money to the actual charity. I know for a fact this is true on those calls for Police and Firemen.

Think folks, they have to pay for the building (rent or own), utilities, computers, phone banks, salaries for the folks who work there, advertisements. After all is said and done, whatever happens to be left actually goes to the charity.

Like #1, I support our local Fire and Police Departments when they have local Fund raising events.

I will never ever support the Red Cross after questionable practices over the years. When one has a death in the family they tells families to contact the Red Cross to notify the service member. I did a radio show 5 days a week and did the 6 PM News on TELEVISION ever evening, yet the Red Cross wrote back to my family saying the could not locate me. I didn´t know this until after I returned to the States. I was hopping mad. I donate to the Salvation Army ever since.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/4/2014 8:00:29 AM     (No. 9872393)

I never, without exception, send money in response to a phone contact, no matter the cause or the objective. I always ask them to mail something I can look over before I decide.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche, 6/4/2014 8:39:31 AM     (No. 9872440)

That´s how I handle it too, #3.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lancer12, 6/4/2014 9:45:58 AM     (No. 9872557)

Give in response to TV commercials-your money goes to people who make commercials and run ads.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 6/4/2014 10:03:00 AM     (No. 9872576)

The national organizations oppose hunting--so they get nothing from me. I support local organisations on a case-by-case basis.

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