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Say no

Richmond, KY

#1 Oct 2, 2012
ASPCA going to take over Pike County Animal Shelter. This will be the biggest scam ever hit here! All they worry about is dominated. HSUS BEING INVESTIGATED
http://www.wsbtv.com/sports/19463509/detail.h...
Where Humane Society Donations Really Go
ATLANTA -- A Channel 2 investigation is looking into millions of dollars in donations given to the Humane Society of the United States.
A national consumer organization says the society solicits pet-lovers for money, but little to none of that money ever goes to help local shelters.
Critics tell Channel 2 Action News reporter Amanda Rosseter that this isn't just consumers misunderstanding who they are giving to -- but an organization actively misleading donors to get money.
“They do their marketing very well, that's for sure,” said Trey Burley of PAWS Atlanta.
Critics say the national organization takes advantage of people who think they are giving to local shelters. DeKalb's "PAWS" shelter says there is no regular funding help from the $100 million HSUS budget.
“I think that some of the folks who donate to the national organization may be under the false pretense that that money is going to a local cause,” said Burley.
While the HSUS does work to stop puppy mills, it also gets media coverage and donations doing it. But the puppies then go to local shelters who have to pay and care for them.
“They may initialize the resources for a rescue, but again the animals go to a shelter somewhere in the country,” said Richard Rice, VP of the Atlanta Humane Society.
Critics said HSUS also takes advantage of high-profile events. After hurricane Katrina, HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle promised on national TV to reunite pets with their owners -- and raised $34 million for the cause. But public disclosures of where that money went add up to less than $7 million.
The Louisiana attorney general launched an 18-month-long investigation, and then ended it, when HSUS offered to build the state a new shelter.
The HSUS annual report for 2007 showed $120 million in revenue, including $5.4 million just from online donors.
Then there's $112 million in expenses -- most of which appears to have gone to legislation for animal rights bills. The list includes raccoons, mice, wild horses, burros and primates. The center for consumer freedom says all worthy causes, but HSUS shouldn't mislead to get money.
So where does all the money go?
“It goes to lobbying, it goes to political contributions, it goes to pay huge staff salaries and benefits," said David Martosko with Center for Consumer Freedom.
Channel 2 Action News went to a local HSUS meeting to find out. The two hour discussion was about activist plans and lobbying. The Georgia director for the HSUS agrees that's mostly what she does.
“I think that in all of our literature, it is very explicit as to what our campaigns are and what we are doing,” said Cheryl McAuliffe, Georgia Director for HSUS.“We help where we can and focus on our programs, which are national and international.”
McAuliffe said there are just too many local shelters to help.
“I always tell people, contribute to your local shelter first,” said McAuliffe.
When asked how much her budget is for the state of Georgia, McAuliffe said she didn't have a budget and neither did other states. McAuliffe said all money is controlled from headquarters in Washington, D.C.
HSUS later contacted Channel 2 about their work during hurricane Katrina. They say all of the money they collected has been spent since the initial crisis on helping Katrina families and pets.
The facts

Booneville, KY

#2 Oct 4, 2012
The Appalachian SPCA has no affiliation with the National ASPCA and the Pike County Humane Society has no affiliation with the HSUS. Both are non-profit organizations trying to help the animals of Pike County and both are doing good work in their own ways. You should know what you are talking about before you post nonsense.
Say no wrote:
ASPCA going to take over Pike County Animal Shelter. This will be the biggest scam ever hit here! All they worry about is dominated. HSUS BEING INVESTIGATED
http://www.wsbtv.com/sports/19463509/detail.h...
Where Humane Society Donations Really Go
ATLANTA -- A Channel 2 investigation is looking into millions of dollars in donations given to the Humane Society of the United States.
A national consumer organization says the society solicits pet-lovers for money, but little to none of that money ever goes to help local shelters.
Critics tell Channel 2 Action News reporter Amanda Rosseter that this isn't just consumers misunderstanding who they are giving to -- but an organization actively misleading donors to get money.
“They do their marketing very well, that's for sure,” said Trey Burley of PAWS Atlanta.
Critics say the national organization takes advantage of people who think they are giving to local shelters. DeKalb's "PAWS" shelter says there is no regular funding help from the $100 million HSUS budget.
“I think that some of the folks who donate to the national organization may be under the false pretense that that money is going to a local cause,” said Burley.
While the HSUS does work to stop puppy mills, it also gets media coverage and donations doing it. But the puppies then go to local shelters who have to pay and care for them.
“They may initialize the resources for a rescue, but again the animals go to a shelter somewhere in the country,” said Richard Rice, VP of the Atlanta Humane Society.
Critics said HSUS also takes advantage of high-profile events. After hurricane Katrina, HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle promised on national TV to reunite pets with their owners -- and raised $34 million for the cause. But public disclosures of where that money went add up to less than $7 million.
The Louisiana attorney general launched an 18-month-long investigation, and then ended it, when HSUS offered to build the state a new shelter.
The HSUS annual report for 2007 showed $120 million in revenue, including $5.4 million just from online donors.
Then there's $112 million in expenses -- most of which appears to have gone to legislation for animal rights bills. The list includes raccoons, mice, wild horses, burros and primates. The center for consumer freedom says all worthy causes, but HSUS shouldn't mislead to get money.
So where does all the money go?
“It goes to lobbying, it goes to political contributions, it goes to pay huge staff salaries and benefits," said David Martosko with Center for Consumer Freedom.
Channel 2 Action News went to a local HSUS meeting to find out. The two hour discussion was about activist plans and lobbying. The Georgia director for the HSUS agrees that's mostly what she does.
“I think that in all of our literature, it is very explicit as to what our campaigns are and what we are doing,” said Cheryl McAuliffe, Georgia Director for HSUS.“We help where we can and focus on our programs, which are national and international.”
McAuliffe said there are just too many local shelters to help.
“I always tell people, contribute to your local shelter first,” said McAuliffe.
When asked how much her budget is for the state of Georgia, McAuliffe said she didn't have a budget and neither did other states. McAuliffe said all money is controlled from headquarters in Washington, D.C.
HSUS later contacted Channel 2 about their work during hurricane Katrina. They say all of the money they collected has been spent since the initial crisis on helping Katrina families and pets.
Say no

Winchester, KY

#3 Oct 4, 2012
Are you telling me this is going to be a no kill animal shelter? I think not! the ASPCA and HSUS , peta are all in bed together!
The Facts

Corbin, KY

#4 Oct 5, 2012
You're an idiot with no clue.
Say no wrote:
Are you telling me this is going to be a no kill animal shelter? I think not! the ASPCA and HSUS , peta are all in bed together!
Say no

Winchester, KY

#5 Oct 6, 2012
So I am a idiot ? all of these tax-free non-profit animal organizations are all about the money. They take in billions of dollars ever year in donates all over the USA . They can take down one puppy mill and make millions of dollars in donations ! At the same time the big man is laughing all the way to the bank. Can you tell me what happened to all the dogs the good man had at grapevine? I can. The dogs that were old and sick where adopted out or kill . the ones that everyone wanted that was in good shape was shipped out state. They were put in what they call a foster home and sold. Yes they were sold for good money.

Since: Sep 12

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#6 Oct 6, 2012
so uhh.....will willie nelson be at tractor supply next time they have an adoptathon? hahaha If people would listen to the late bob barker and get their pets spayed and neutered we wouldn't have as much trouble with strays.
dogman

Nerinx, KY

#7 Nov 20, 2012
Say no wrote:
ASPCA going to take over Pike County Animal Shelter. This will be the biggest scam ever hit here! All they worry about is dominated. HSUS BEING INVESTIGATED
http://www.wsbtv.com/sports/19463509/detail.h...
Where Humane Society Donations Really Go
ATLANTA -- A Channel 2 investigation is looking into millions of dollars in donations given to the Humane Society of the United States.
A national consumer organization says the society solicits pet-lovers for money, but little to none of that money ever goes to help local shelters.
Critics tell Channel 2 Action News reporter Amanda Rosseter that this isn't just consumers misunderstanding who they are giving to -- but an organization actively misleading donors to get money.
“They do their marketing very well, that's for sure,” said Trey Burley of PAWS Atlanta.
Critics say the national organization takes advantage of people who think they are giving to local shelters. DeKalb's "PAWS" shelter says there is no regular funding help from the $100 million HSUS budget.
“I think that some of the folks who donate to the national organization may be under the false pretense that that money is going to a local cause,” said Burley.
While the HSUS does work to stop puppy mills, it also gets media coverage and donations doing it. But the puppies then go to local shelters who have to pay and care for them.
“They may initialize the resources for a rescue, but again the animals go to a shelter somewhere in the country,” said Richard Rice, VP of the Atlanta Humane Society.
Critics said HSUS also takes advantage of high-profile events. After hurricane Katrina, HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle promised on national TV to reunite pets with their owners -- and raised $34 million for the cause. But public disclosures of where that money went add up to less than $7 million.
The Louisiana attorney general launched an 18-month-long investigation, and then ended it, when HSUS offered to build the state a new shelter.
The HSUS annual report for 2007 showed $120 million in revenue, including $5.4 million just from online donors.
Then there's $112 million in expenses -- most of which appears to have gone to legislation for animal rights bills. The list includes raccoons, mice, wild horses, burros and primates. The center for consumer freedom says all worthy causes, but HSUS shouldn't mislead to get money.
So where does all the money go?
“It goes to lobbying, it goes to political contributions, it goes to pay huge staff salaries and benefits," said David Martosko with Center for Consumer Freedom.
Channel 2 Action News went to a local HSUS meeting to find out. The two hour discussion was about activist plans and lobbying. The Georgia director for the HSUS agrees that's mostly what she does.
“I think that in all of our literature, it is very explicit as to what our campaigns are and what we are doing,” said Cheryl McAuliffe, Georgia Director for HSUS.“We help where we can and focus on our programs, which are national and international.”
McAuliffe said there are just too many local shelters to help.
“I always tell people, contribute to your local shelter first,” said McAuliffe.
When asked how much her budget is for the state of Georgia, McAuliffe said she didn't have a budget and neither did other states. McAuliffe said all money is controlled from headquarters in Washington, D.C.
HSUS later contacted Channel 2 about their work during hurricane Katrina. They say all of the money they collected has been spent since the initial crisis on helping Katrina families and pets.
You are a dumb azz.
Friend

Shelbiana, KY

#8 Nov 20, 2012
I was at the shelter today it was cold as ice where the dogs were and they were wet they will all die if something isnt done the other part of the building was warm the workers wasn't cold anyone no why it would be that cold no right it's sad
animal lover

Jackson, KY

#9 Nov 20, 2012
The problem with the shelters are they need someone who cares for animals and treat them like their own. They need a good supervisor instead of putting just anyone in that position these animals need love and attenton but its all in who you know.
poodle

Nerinx, KY

#10 Nov 20, 2012
Absolutely nothing will change at the shelter as long as this administration is in charge at the court house. They should be ashamed of themselves for killing so many animals.
Concerned citizen

Pikeville, KY

#11 Dec 17, 2012
Say no wrote:
So I am a idiot ? all of these tax-free non-profit animal organizations are all about the money. They take in billions of dollars ever year in donates all over the USA . They can take down one puppy mill and make millions of dollars in donations ! At the same time the big man is laughing all the way to the bank. Can you tell me what happened to all the dogs the good man had at grapevine? I can. The dogs that were old and sick where adopted out or kill . the ones that everyone wanted that was in good shape was shipped out state. They were put in what they call a foster home and sold. Yes they were sold for good money.
I can tell you what happened to all of the dogs from the Randal Good puppy mill. First of all, no one took that 1 puppy mill and made any money from it. All of those dogs were in horrible condition. Volunteers spent many hours of their personal time bathing and shaving hair off dogs so horribly matted that some took hours of work. Then the Appalachian SPCA brought in veterinarians and worked side-by-side with them to spay/neuter, give shots, clean ears, remove eyes so infected that it was the only resort. Some of the dogs went into the Appalachian SPCAs foster homes and some went out to other rescues, and some were adopted locally. Not one animal was killed. The money that these dogs were "sold" for in most cases did not even cover the cost of the vet work that went into them. I am here to tell you that not one of those dogs were in good condition when they were taken out of that home. In this instance there was no "fat man laughing to the bank". Anyone in animal rescue knows there is no money to be made from it and very little appreciation.
sickening

Langley, KY

#12 Dec 17, 2012
I for one am sick of all of the stories I hear and the things I have seen at the Pike County Animal Shelter. I said fire them all and hire in people who actually care about animals. They say they are short on helpers, well I know I have tried to volunteer their 2 or 3 times and no one has ever called me back. So you would thing everything should be in great shape, so isn't it??????
john

Winchester, KY

#13 Dec 17, 2012
Concerned citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
I can tell you what happened to all of the dogs from the Randal Good puppy mill. First of all, no one took that 1 puppy mill and made any money from it. All of those dogs were in horrible condition. Volunteers spent many hours of their personal time bathing and shaving hair off dogs so horribly matted that some took hours of work. Then the Appalachian SPCA brought in veterinarians and worked side-by-side with them to spay/neuter, give shots, clean ears, remove eyes so infected that it was the only resort. Some of the dogs went into the Appalachian SPCAs foster homes and some went out to other rescues, and some were adopted locally. Not one animal was killed. The money that these dogs were "sold" for in most cases did not even cover the cost of the vet work that went into them. I am here to tell you that not one of those dogs were in good condition when they were taken out of that home. In this instance there was no "fat man laughing to the bank". Anyone in animal rescue knows there is no money to be made from it and very little appreciation.
why were the dogs adopted out here in pike co.??
john

Winchester, KY

#14 Dec 17, 2012
**why were not **
I reckon

Winchester, KY

#15 Dec 17, 2012
Just show up there and I think they will let youwalk,maybe bathe and anything you might want to do.That's what they told me to do and that's what I do
obama hater

Lebanon, KY

#16 Dec 18, 2012
i vote to curb stomp all the dogs at the shelter and start over...
I reckon

Winchester, KY

#17 Dec 18, 2012
hw about we curb stomp you?
tigger

United States

#19 Dec 18, 2012
obama hater wrote:
i vote to curb stomp all the dogs at the shelter and start over...
how bout we beat u with a good ol baseball bat. Knock some sense into u.pos.
Concerned citizen

Pikeville, KY

#20 Dec 18, 2012
john wrote:
<quoted text> why were the dogs adopted out here in pike co.??
Some dogs were adopted to people here in Pike County, John. But you have to remember that the shelter was already full to overflowing before those dogs came in from the puppy mill. Most of those dogs were in no condition to be adopted right away and needed a lot of care to get them ready to go to forever homes. The shelter was not equipped to house and care for them until they were ready to be adopted. This process can sometimes take months of TLC before dogs learn to trust again. Rescues are the only way to make that happen. It was all a matter of what was best for the dogs.
john

Winchester, KY

#21 Dec 18, 2012
Concerned citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Some dogs were adopted to people here in Pike County, John. But you have to remember that the shelter was already full to overflowing before those dogs came in from the puppy mill. Most of those dogs were in no condition to be adopted right away and needed a lot of care to get them ready to go to forever homes. The shelter was not equipped to house and care for them until they were ready to be adopted. This process can sometimes take months of TLC before dogs learn to trust again. Rescues are the only way to make that happen. It was all a matter of what was best for the dogs.
you are full of bs!! You're talking to someone that knows more than you think! I went there to adopt a dog or 2 I will not say who but someone that knows what they are talking about ! Said that they are going to New York! I seen the dogs they was kept in the garage for a good week . How they got feed I'll never know and the ones I seen was not as bad as you all are leting on ! The ones that… Where adopted out Here in Pike County was the one that could not be sold because of to old or a bad overbite. I know there are some of you all there love animals but that outfit Louisville Kentucky is a joke! And people here are not as dumb as you think!

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