According to this tax return, less than 2 percent of the budget of the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) in 2009 consisted of grants to real hands-on pet shelter groups in the United States.
The numbers break down like this: total revenue-$101.6 million; net assets as of Dec. 31, 2009-$160.5 million; fundraising expenses-$22.3 million (23 percent); salaries and benefits-$38.4 million (38 percent); total grants to other groups-$6.7 million; grants to ballot-initiative political groups-$1.95 million; and funds to "Humane Society International"-$2.7 million.
HSUS earmarked less than 1.5 percent for hands-on pet shelters. That's a step up from the 0.45 percent in 2008, but it's still a pathetic total.
Reprinted in part from Humanewatch.org