The City Pages recently printed an interesting story about Minnesota's Animal Humane Society (AHS). As the story points out, the AHS is the largest animal welfare organization in Minnesota. It is also one of the larger animal organization in the Midwest, and one of the richest in the nation. Yet, even with their large budget, last year AHS killed 40 percent of the over 36,000 animals it accepted into its shelters. This is an extremely high number.
Many animal welfare groups in the Twin Cities, such as Animal Ark, a no-kill shelter, have publicly criticized AHS's kill rate. Reasons for that criticism stem from the fact that AHS does not invest enough in animal health care and training, which would put more animals on the adoption floor, and is focused instead on self-preservation and fundraising, thus failing to attack the biggest cause of homeless pets: animal overpopulation.
The president of the Animal Rights Coalition is also quoted in the story. To read it in full, Click HERE. The article makes some interesting arguments, and brings to light information that is probably unknown to the majority of the public. Read the article for yourself, then let me know what you think.
Thank you for all you do for animals!