Does he or did he donate any of that money back to help the animals? People do not pay attention to where they are driving. I belong to one in West Virginia. On April 10, 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh, You might also have seen our IRS Form 990 for 2018,  posted yesterday. Everyone should be able to get copies of 990 forms. The rescue group Pasado's Safe Haven said it's seen a rise in overall cases of abuse and neglect. But probably no wildlife rehabilitation organization would be capable of helping “hundreds” of any bird species all at once. Get them and read them please. Each of the last 15 editions covered more than 150 leading charities. Bless your organization. SEATTLE — There’s an alarming increase in severe animal cruelty cases this year, more than double previous years, according to the Seattle Animal Shelter. News on dogs, cats, horses, wildlife, zoonoses, & nature. They say the animal rights organization … The ASPCA says in the next minute, an animal might not survive because of the abuse and neglect it experiences at the hands of an abusive owner. Upon launching ANIMALS 24-7, in 2014, Beth & I initially hoped to continue this project in an online format. Again I really appreciate your hard work and support for the animals. Cattle egrets, in short, tend not to have many friends, even among the most avid bird advocates, despite being a very useful species for their contributions to insect control, and a readily watchable species. Chief executive Matthew Bershadker took home $804,372 in pay for the year,  including a bonus of $276,000,  and received benefits of $47,859,  for total compensation of $852,231. We engage with organizations as they engage their staff, volunteers and communities, increasing awareness and inspiration. I’m sure there is plenty of work that could be funded by the excess paid to make an individual human rich. We’re not here to argue about what Matthew Bershadker is worth,  or any other individuals––but if the top-paid individuals & organizations in animal advocacy are worth anything approaching that kind of money,  surely we are worth a higher priority when eight-dollar-a-month donors have to choose which animal charities to help. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is rated 3 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator. For 23 years I did exactly what Anthony suggests, as editor of annual reviews of major animal charities published from 1991 through 2013. There are currently 1,282 other animal charities in the U.S. with “SPCA” as part of their name, all separately incorporated, responsible for doing their own fundraising. The electronic social media explosion helped to make him a millionaire. These comments that all these people are making against the CEO making a $852,000 as a total salary and compensation – well, I agree with their comments. The nearest ASPCA is in Grand Junction Colo. Spokesperson Xay Somsanith tells WSJM News the organization has had to cancel all of its normal fundraising events this year. It’s this string of thought that keeps pharma from curing disease and non-renewable energy monopolies in play. 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005. I am fine with a founder getting a fair salary. Originally the term “SPCA” specifically meant a humane society with limited law enforcement powers, but few such humane societies exist in the 21st century, and none are anywhere near Grand Junction, Colorado. Frank Raven, I’m curious as to why you conclude that animals would suffer if a CEO was not paid an absurd salary. Our national campaigns empower and support shelters and rescues nationwide so they can save more lives. Seattle Humane is a 501(c)3 organization. They do suffer, of course, and we wish we could offer more encouraging advice. I am exasperated each time a lengthy holiday ASPCA fundraiser appears on television. NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that … That’s what you get from ANIMALS 24-7,  in our unique dual role of watchdogging and reporting the news about animal protection & advocacy from a caring perspective informed by decades of experience on animal-related news beats. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services charity located in New York, NY. At the Humane Society Legislative Fund, our mission is to get political for animals by ensuring animals have a voice in the halls of Congress and state legislatures, educating elected officials and the public on animal welfare issues, electing humane candidates to public office, and utilizing the ballot initiative process to protect animals. (Beth Clifton collage). ... it's “not too surprising we would see a rise,” a shelter spokesperson said. Maybe more people would support the ASPCA if 90% of it didn’t go for salary. Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns The shelter could not say if there is a direct correlation between the COVID-19 pandemic and the uptick in animal abuse. Outside Spending in the 2020 cycle: $0. Last season there were hundreds of them smashed all over the road. That is $26 million profit while they are asking people to donate $19.00 per month to help them save animals. Filed Under: Advocacy, Animal organizations, Animal rights & welfare, Culture & Animals, Editorials, Feature Home Bottom, Humane history, Opinions & Letters, Religion & philosophy, USA Tagged With: Ann Landers, Beth Clifton, Cleveland Amory, Fred Myer, Henry Spira, Matthew Bershadker, Merritt Clifton. Animal abuse complaints in most communities must be made to either the county sheriff’s office or the municipal animal control agency. It is just heartbreaking to see these babies get run over. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals receives 85.60 out of 100 for their Charity Navigator rating. Later,  as the audience expanded enough to sustain independent media covering the rising animal advocacy cause in breadth and depth,  I served as news editor of one of the periodicals that helped to bring it all together into a movement,  and then founded and for 22 years edited a newspaper that took the message global––and,  along the way,  reached thousands of fellow journalists in hundreds of newsrooms,  inspiring many of them to begin doing serious coverage of animal issues too. Watch the commercial, share it with friends, then discover more great ASPCA TV commercials on For the CEO, you need to return all that money and do just what you want us to do DONATE TO STOP THIS CRULTY TO THESE ANIMALS THAT CAN’T FEND FOR THEMSELVES. Institutional prioritization among wildlife rehab organizations tend to focus on species scarcity, with endangered and threatened species getting first priority. “Bets for Pets has been canceled,” Somsanith said. A generation younger,  I was among those who stayed on the animal news beat for many years with small newspapers serving small towns in rural areas,  gaining first-hand knowledge of animal use industries at the same time as helping to build a growing audience for animal advocacy messages. SO TO THE PUBLIC STOP DONATING MONEY TO THESE SO CALLED ANIMAL LOVERS. Beth & I together founded and built ANIMALS 24-7,  reaching six times more people now than any of those previous periodicals ever did. I saw that the CEO gets over $800,000 per year. In cases like this, consideration for where the funds come from and for their intended use, should be a top consideration in whether it is ethical to make a millionaire out of its CEO. I think Mr. Matt Bershadker might want to give more to his employees and less for himself. I cannot send money to a humane organization that pays their CEO that kind of money but cannot respond to a critical animal abuse report! Yes : … l live in western Colorado. Steering donations away from these mega wasteful charities would be a benefit to the world. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Fifteen cats died. Adoption Hours Seattle Humane is open 7 days a week by appointment for curbside drop-off and pick-up. ... Investigation Squad, seized 28 dogs from multiple locations as part of an ongoing animal-cruelty investigation, says an ASPCA spokesperson. Only two more people asked about it after we reluctantly pulled the plug on the project. November 17, 2020 The ASPCA & Subaru Loves Pets Grant Program Helps Find Homes for Thousands of Animals in Need See how Subaru and the ASPCA are helping to make more second chances possible for animals in need! It is also what now provides the economic foundation for all of the multi-million-dollar organizations and hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-per-year executives,  who have successfully capitalized on what was once just a small cause among many,  and have turned it into a growth industry. A No Kill Organization. Otherwise we’re just morally objecting to non-profits paying for qualifications. Seeing the sad, lonely dogs is heartbreaking. I am not opposed to anyone being rewarded for their education and their excellent skills, however, the ASPCA is not, and never was, a *profit* business. The ASPCA is among the oldest humane organizations in the world, founded in 1866, and has been among the richest right from the beginning, when founder Henry Bergh passed his famously deep top hat among fellow New York City investors, industrialists, and socialites to get it started. No answer and no reply. “Obviously the mix of the music and my sad face,” explains the singer of the PSA’s tremendous success. Updated: 5:55 PM PST February 20, 2020 TACOMA, Wash — Thirty-seven dogs that came into the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County from a suspected dogfighting ring are now up for adoption. There are all volunteer rescues out there with very little resources, begging for donations. “Some of it may be due to the fact that more people are home more of the time and are witnessing abuse or neglect and calling it in more often than before,” said Stacey DiNuzzo, communications director for Pasado’s. For more information about the dogs who were transported to the Humane Society of North Texas, visit or call 817-332-4768. Of course it was to a recording machine. Perhaps you can be among them? “That brings in about $60,000 in donations for us. I believe it would be of benefit to the animals if Beth and Merritt started to list some of the organizations where compensation and marketing is in line with the reality of donations and the organizations purpose. I do not need address labels or anything else. They should at least spend all the revenue they take in. I called their phone number and and reported animal abuse to dogs in my area. From the perspective of having been familiar with the salaries, credentials, and accomplishments of all of the top-paid executives in the history of the humane movement, ANIMALS 24-7 can say with confidence that only three of the top-paid 50 or so ever demonstrated themselves to be capable of earning in the private sector what they made by heading humane organizations –– and Matthew Bershadker was not among them. 1 of 2 FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, minks in a farm in Gjoel in North Jutland, Denmark. So I goggled “what did the CEO of American Red Cross earn/get?” What I found was that the most compensated Red Cross executive makes $720,000 a year. These trees are where hundreds of egrets like to sleep. In addition, the shame is that ASPCA has net Assets of over $307 million and last year had $26 million more revenue than expenses. It’s funny you mention the dodo, have you ever looked up the dodo on youtube? But by now the animal cause is hundreds of times larger,  served by a wealth and multitude of electronic media––and the more,  the better. All of them thinking their money was going to help a animal!!!! I would wager a guess that there are plenty of individuals who could, likewise, do the same level of work while earning a lot less. GEE, I wonder why? 145 salaries (for 79 job titles) Updated Nov 25, 2020 145 ASPCA employees have shared their salaries on Glassdoor. A big part of that ongoing series of scoops included covering why the big animal charities that existed even then––like the ASPCA––were not managing to make much headway against the entrenched animal use industries,  nor even in promoting spay/neuter and adoptions,  so distracted were they with their then-focal role of killing tens of millions of cast-off and stray dogs and cats each year. I already told someone last year to stop sending me stuff. Nobody answered and NOBODY EVER called me back. Read breaking news, Happy Tails, animal poison control updates, Pet of the Week and more. Last year in Oakland, California, I think it was, a tree fell down that had a bunch of egrets and babies, and they were rescued. As ASPCA president,  Bershadker has presided over achieving a 34% increase in donated income,  a 32% increase in assets,  and a 28% increase in program spending. The shelter said donors and the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation have helped buy veterinary medical supplies, blankets, and other items the shelter needs to care for the animals, some of which are in very fragile condition. Watch, interact and learn more about the songs, characters, and celebrities that appear in your favorite ASPCA TV Commercials. Workers are not given a lot and they keep sending free stuff and asking for a donation. Well I am not sure if the parents push the babies out or if they fall out….but they all come down and get run over. The ASPCA is currently partnering with 'Wings of Rescue' to fly the dogs to North Carolina, where they will begin to receive behavioral evaluations and additional care to prepare them for future adoptions. Exactly! The rescue group Pasado's Safe Haven said it also is seeing a rise in overall cases of abuse and neglect. A few days ago we happened to have occasion to look at the recently posted American SPCA filing of IRS Form 990 for 2017. They seem to exist almost exclusively for promoting pit bulls. When you first drive in to Northwood ( 1 way in and 1 way out) you will see some really tall pine trees and redwoods. Using either the name “SPCA” or “humane society” implies no relationship whatever with any other organization. 9 others at ASPCA earn over $300,000.00. I love animals and don’t want to see them suffer, but much of those salaries could be used to help the animals. When an animal food product in your grocery store is proudly labeled "USDA Organic," you would think that means the animal had exposure to fresh air, sunshine, and significantly more space to move than on standard non-organic farms. There is some colossal confusion here. So much of that money could go to help the animals instead of lining his pocket. Summary: Job Summary: The ASPCA’s Legal Department helps the ASPCA to achieve its organizational goals of preventing animal cruelty and ending animal homelessness while assessing and managing risk. ASPCA TV Commercial, 'The Next Minute' Ad ID: 2732932 60s 2020 ( Inactive ) SHOW MORE. I submit hypocrisy is not lost when one is complacent of an executive making millions selling violent video games to children while objecting to a non-for-profit compensating an individual who would otherwise be worth that elsewhere. WOW, what a salary! Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. These are pure white birds. These extremely fearful dogs come from what the ASPCA calls impoverished environments. Further, cattle egrets––who officially only arrived in the Americas in 1941––are considered an “invasive” species by ecological nativists, are resented by many birders for colonizing other bird species’ nests, and older cattle egret hatchlings often push their siblings out of nests, to monopolize parental care. What they pay their CEO is outrageous. That’s enough to make me almost vomit!!!! Is it because you can’t afford to staff your offices? Lobbying in 2019: $40,000. It is sad. They can laugh all they want right now, but when they stand before God one day they will have to answer for their greed and will spend eternity in Hell where they belong. Every one of them needs to be fired ASAP…………….and I pray for for their demise. We did not want to have to post it and then pass the hat,  especially now when times are hard for everyone because of the government shutdown,  pointless trade embargoes,  a plunging stock market,  and a variety of other scary economic news adding up to just one thing:  times are tough for almost everyone,  not just ourselves,  and even tougher for animals & most of the animal charities that try to help them. This company, just like any other company that wants people to give to a very good cause, are out of their minds to want hard working people to give while the CEO is making that kind of a salary. How can he sleep at night knowing that money could go to others or the animals! I WAS GOING TO DONATE TILL I READ THIS. WHY IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASPCA GET SO MUCH ? $852,231! You cite that this isn’t a personal attack but let’s be fair here. Or they just don’t care. It is also exasperating that the ASPCA meanwhile does not support, and even essentially opposes, animal-free vegan eating and instead puts donor money into falsely promoted “humane” poultry/animal production. For further details on this frustrating and disillusioning experience, see We guarantee we will make the best possible use of every $8.00,  $80,  $800,  or $8,000 that you send us. There is no mystery or mumbo-jumbo about what we do,  how we do it,  and what results we get. That is not where my donations need to be going. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. This is a big reason I do not donate to these organizations. It encourages you to go … The shelter has sent 27 cases to either City of Seattle or King County prosecutors in the first ten months of 2020, the shelter said. Cliftons, It just doesn’t make a lot of sense to give when the upper management is making that kind of money. If you love animals so much, your pay should not be your top priority. We always have. Even Sarah McLachlan changes the channel when her notoriously gut-wrenching ASPCA commercials come on. They include 77 rabbits and 128 guinea pigs, plus chickens, mice, chinchillas, dogs and guinea fowl, the shelter said. You see our work almost every day. Thank you for replying. Oh I forgot, this the ME GENERATION. Merritt Clifton & feline news source, 1984. I love ANIMALS 24-7 and the great work you do to save animals. We each worked more than full-time last year for $9.71 an hour in wages and benefits,  serving more than 573,000 readers –– and ANIMALS 24-7 still ended up $7,800 in the hole,  because,  unfortunately,  not enough of those readers elected to make us one of their choices to get their eight bucks a month,  or whatever,  mostly not through any dissatisfaction with us or the work we do. Great egrets, snowy egrets, and cattle egrets are all protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, but while great egrets and snowy egrets are relatively rare, cattle egrets are abundant in both the Old World and the Americas, and are concerned a “species of least concern” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. We are singling out Matthew Bershadker as an example,  because he happens to have become, by far,  the highest paid individual for a single year in the whole history of the humane movement. The Seattle Animal Shelter said it is seeing an outpouring of support for more than 220 animals rescued from a West Seattle home earlier this month. ... October 2020 Mission Impact. This sadness is compounded by the fact that the ASPCA gives viewers the false impression that the organization is literally rescuing dogs and cats from the cold, and finding good homes for them, whereas that isn’t so. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie. Severe animal cruelty cases more than double in 2020, Seattle Animal Shelter says Ted Land 10/24/2020. Unfortunately, though more than 30 million U.S. households give to animal charities, these annual reports never built a readership of more than a few hundred. It SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW TO ALLOW SOMEONE TO BE PAID $852,372 thousand dollars that was donated!!!!! We always will. Please make sure to attach both a resume and cover letter to complete your application. After 5 years I made $9.50 an hour. That’s pathetic and how much of that are they giving back to save these precious animals ?????? It’s a no win situation. No one was paid for overtime. I am currently posting daily my concerns about his pay on Facebook!!!! ASPCA To Celebrate 22nd Annual Bergh Ball Apr 25, 2019 Ashley Greene Supporting the ASPCA in Disaster Relief Efforts Dec 7, 2018 The ASPCA To Host 2018 Humane Awards Luncheon Nov 13, 2018 Come on, man, $700,000 a year? The commercial originally aired in 2007, and managed to raise $30 million in the first two years of its release, according to The New York Times. I live in Concord, California, in a neighborhood called concord Northwood. If we keep raising our children thinking that non-profits don’t pay for experience and education, how else are we going to change the world? Investigators found the animals in cages and boxes, malnourished and neglected. Yes that was one of the places I called. The famed singer has lent her voice to numerous commercials sponsored by the American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals that feature sad-looking animals desperate for a home. Lobbying in 2019: $40,000. Doesn’t PETA do this too? The term “humane society” is also generic, and is used by more than 3,000 independent animal charities in the U.S. alone; many more abroad.

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