Originally Posted by DeafCaroline
You're right. I looked up the finances of the Humane Society and learned a vast chunk of donations goes to paying staff and very little to actually helping the animals.
Unfortunately, that's the case for a lot of charities and nonprofits.
That is why I stopped giving to some of the environmental charities, because they would send me mail all the time, filled with pleas for more. If they stopped doing this, they could use my donation for something other than fund raising. "Donate $25 and get a free hat!" It felt like I was donating to an advertising agency.