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. The Tribune has recently spoke with ASPCA and BLM heads to figure out just how the agreement that put one of the most notorious faces in animal cruelty, Michel Vick came to be, as the new face of the ASPCA. Among the earliest voices in what came together as the animal rights movement more than 40 years ago were journalists scattered around the U.S. and the world who as concerned and sympathetic individuals,  working in isolation,  fought with editors for the page space in which to report the news about what was happening to animals. After 5 years I made $9.50 an hour. Snohomish County coronavirus cases increase 20% at end of November, Operating error causes sewage spill near Discovery Park in Seattle, Winter parking rules in the Midwest begin, Sounders back in West final after 1-0 win over FC Dallas, UC Riverside takes down Pac-12's Washington 57-42, Seattle's stunning New Year's at the Needle show goes virtual this year, Neighbors cannot 'fathom' the animal cruelty, neglect discovered at West Seattle home, Hundreds of animals seized from West Seattle home in one of the most 'severe' cases of animal cruelty. Last season there were hundreds of them smashed all over the road. Does he or did he donate any of that money back to help the animals? WOW, what a salary! CEO of HSUS earns about $400,000 and no others much over $200,000. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. 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, I am fine with a founder getting a fair salary. 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. The term “SPCA” is generic. That is not where my donations need to be going. The nearest ASPCA is in Grand Junction Colo. No one was paid for overtime. I love ANIMALS 24-7 and the great work you do to save animals. But times do not seem to be tough at all for the 1%,  including at the biggest,  wealthiest 1% of animal charities,  and especially not in their executive offices. We don’t like running deficits,  even after squeezing and trimming all that we can. This is not something that can be discovered from public records. Updated on: Oct 08, 2020, 3:18pm EDT. A few days ago we happened to have occasion to look at the recently posted American SPCA filing of IRS Form 990 for 2017. Yes : … The shelter said it seized them from a property after someone tipped off investigators, who obtained a search warrant. Not even Ingrid Newkirk herself makes a fraction of Matthew Bershadker’s compensation! The past five years have averaged 12 cases. 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. I already told someone last year to stop sending me stuff. We are honored and grateful by the eight-dollar-a-month donors who have helped us and ANIMALS 24-7 to get this far. They seem to exist almost exclusively for promoting pit bulls. The American SPCA (ASPCA), whose president received $852,000 in 2017, has not done cruelty investigations since 2013, formerly did cruelty investigations only in New York City, and since 1994 has operated only one animal shelter, in Manhattan. I give every month to the ASPCA and the Humane Society but these so called CEOs and directors need to be fired ASAP. From those readers, I heard two consistent complaints: that I did not give charities an excessively simplistic “thumbs up” or “thumbs down,” to enable them to make decisions without having to think, and that at $25 a year, about 17¢ per charity listed, the reports cost too much of the money that purchasers preferred to give directly “to the animals.”. I will donate to the ASPCA when your ceo gives up 80% of his salary so the money actually goes to the animals! You see our work almost every day. Adoption Hours Seattle Humane is open 7 days a week by appointment for curbside drop-off and pick-up. It is sad. 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. 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. But in situations where people and economies are stressed, as they have been this year, it's “not too surprising we would see a rise,” a shelter spokesperson said. 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. The main motive for this commercial is to raise awareness of animal cruelty and to make known the urgent need to donate money to helpless animals. The details are shocking,brave and ultimately stunning at the same time. Even Sarah McLachlan changes the channel when her notoriously gut-wrenching ASPCA commercials come on. In addition, the shame is that ASPCA has net Assets of over $307 million and last year had $26 million more revenue than expenses. I try to re-home horses when I can afford to keeping them from slaughter. I live in Concord, California, in a neighborhood called concord Northwood. Coming from a background in finance,  Bershadker previously served as the ASPCA vice president for development,  meaning he was a fundraiser,  and then for a time was senior vice president of anti-cruelty programs,  back before the ASPCA returned responsibility for doing anti-cruelty law enforcement––the first and oldest ASPCA mission––to the New York City police department. 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. It is because people including yourselves and ourselves,  legions of eight-dollar-a-month donors and $9.70 an hour workers and volunteers,  together built a movement. 9 others at ASPCA earn over $300,000.00. It’s a no win situation. In those four months, only two donors––two!––asked when the electronic edition would become available. I am currently posting daily my concerns about his pay on Facebook!!!! 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. We advertised it for four months, while discovering that keeping up with a 24-7 news cycle did not allow time for doing anything else as time-consuming (and non-lucrative) as the financial reviews of charities had been. Fifteen cats died. For further details on this frustrating and disillusioning experience, see https://www.animals24-7.org/2015/08/29/how-to-be-great-at-doing-good-why-results-are-what-count-and-how-smart-charity-can-change-the-world/. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals receives 85.60 out of 100 for their Charity Navigator rating. “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. I do not need address labels or anything else. We only ask to have many more of them,  and maybe a few who can donate more,  too. This expansion and diversity is what the animals have needed all along. I WAS GOING TO DONATE TILL I READ THIS. There is no mystery or mumbo-jumbo about what we do,  how we do it,  and what results we get.