Since 2008, the ASPCA [American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals], has raised more than $2 billion for animal welfare. In that time, it has spent $146 million, or about 7% of the total money raised, in grants to local animal welfare groups. But during that same time period it spent nearly three times that, at least $421 million, on fundraising. Over $150 million of that went to Eagle-Com Inc, a Canadian media production company, to produce and place ASPCA’s ads.
“I don’t know how they can put their head on a pillow at night,” [Gary] Rogers [president of the Nassau County SPCA, a local charity that fosters animals] said, “knowing that there are so many animals out here that that money could be used for, for other things.” More