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HSUS has a history of publicizing false information in an effort to raise money. They do not operate a single pet shelter or pet adoption facility anywhere in the U.S. HSUS spends millions on programs that seek to economically cripple meat and dairy producers; eliminate the use of animals in biomedical research labs; phase out pet breeding, zoos, and circus animal acts; and demonize hunters as crazed lunatics.

Additional information to understand about HSUS:

1. During 2006, HSUS contributed only 4.2 percent of its budget to organizations that operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In reality, HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying organization (the largest and richest) that agitates for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups.

2. HSUS raised money online with the false promise that it would "care for the dogs in the Michael Vick case." The New York Times later reported HSUS wasn't caring for Vick's dogs at all. HSUS president Wayne Pacelle told the Times that his group recommended that government officials "put down" the dogs rather than try to adopt them out.

3. HSUS senior management team includes a former spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a criminal group designated as "terrorists" by the FBI.

4. Less than 12 percent of money raised for HSUS by California telemarketers actually ends up in HSUS's bank account. The rest is kept by professional fundraisers.

5. HSUS raised a reported $34 million in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, supposedly to help reunite lost pets with their owners. Little of that money was spent for its intended purpose. Public disclosures of the disposition of the $34 million in Katrina-related donations add up to less than $7 million.

6. "I don't have a hands-on fondness for animals.""To this day I don't feel bonded to any non-human animal. I like them and I pet them and I'm kind to them, but there's no special bond between me and other animals." Wayne Pacelle, of the Humane Society of the United States, quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 251.

7. "The life of an ant and that of my child should be granted equal consideration." HSUS senior scholar Michael W. Fox

We support the following organizations which are fighting to safeguard the welfare of animals while preserving preserving the rights of responsible owners:

National Animal Interest Alliance


American Shetland Sheepdog Association

The Mid-Arizona Shetland Sheepdog Club Inc.

The Mid-Arizona Shetland Sheepdog Club Inc. is an organization made up of volunteers who serve the Phoenix metropolitan area in respect to the rescue of Shetland Sheepdogs. Rescue provides the care, overseeing placement, problem intervention service and love of a dog until it finds a "forever" home.

Rescue can always use your help in providing a temporary or permanent home for a Sheltie in need, helping with transportation or simply providing funds for needed vet care.