Now he’s filed a $5 million lawsuit in federal court against Second Chance Rescue Center, the Humane Society of the United States and Turner County, including several officials.
In the court papers, Christensen says those agencies took his dogs illegally. He was then charged with 173 counts of inhumane treatment of animals, all of which were dropped after a judge ruled the search warrants Second Chance used to get on the property were obtained illegally.
If HSUS ends up paying any money to Mr. Christensen – either by court order or as an out of court settlement – do they dip into the donor pot for that cash? If so, is it disclosed to potential HSUS donors that their money may be used to settle lawsuits after HSUS illegally raids someone’s home and seizes their dogs? (How do you work that into the glossy donation form with the adorable puppy pictures?)