HSUS does not operate an animal shelter even though many people donate after seeing their commercials on TV, believing they do. This month, HSUS is apparently going to win $250k from Pepsi after getting more votes than other groups competing for the grant.
Meanwhile, my area no kill shelter needs puppy and kitten food. To feed actual puppies and kittens in a real shelter. They don’t have commercials on TV or six figure salaries like HSUS. They just take care of homeless pets. I can only imagine what good use they could make of a $250k grant.
Humane Watch is promoting December 4 as “Shelter Supply Saturday”. They encourage people to bring supplies to their local shelters. Sounds like a great idea. Most shelters maintain a wish list. Check the website for your local shelter or just give them a call to see what they need most right now. Anything from a can of cat food to a trunk load of kitty litter will undoubtedly be appreciated. Alternatively, if donating supplies isn’t your thing, you can simply offer to pet cats and/or walk dogs for a couple hours. That’s always appreciated too.