Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) pointed to the 2010 “Watchdog Report” from Animal People News, which determined the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) spends 50¢ of every donated dollar on continued fundraising and additional overhead costs. HSUS has a holiday fundraising goal of $1.2 million, of which a staggering $600,000 will likely go to raise more money, pay lobbyists, and fund HSUS’s $11-million pension plan. HSUS’s skewed spending priorities leave countless shelters without funds in today’s tough economy.

Animal People News, the well-regarded newspaper of the animal rights movement, studied HSUS’s 2009 federal income tax return and determined that 50% of HSUS costs were “overhead,” not 29% as HSUS claims. CCF’s own analysis of HSUS’s recent tax filings indicates that HSUS shares less than 1% of the public’s contributions with America’s underfunded pet shelters.

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