In the wake of national news that the Humane Society of the United States is going through a major sexual harassment scandal involving top executives – and has a board that refuses to fire a CEO accused multiple times of sexual harassment – people should know that local humane societies are not affiliated with this national group, despite the similar names.
It’s easy to confuse local shelters with the national group. For years, the Humane Society of the United States has raised money off the good names of local pet shelters while only giving only a paltry 1 percent to help local pet shelters.
Instead, the money has gone to finance its executives’ exorbitant salaries and pensions, hire a fleet of lawyers and lobbyists and to stash away over $50 million in offshore accounts.
And now, news reports reveal that money was used to pay off female staffers who were mistreated.
Please support your local shelters. It’s the best way to help needy animals in the community.
Will Coggin, Center for Consumer Freedom