Give to the Oregon Humane Society

As I write this the Oregon Humane Society is holding its annual telethon. Please give generously to this worthy charity. The Oregon Humane Society receives NO state or federal funds and depends entirely on your donations.

I want to point out that the Oregon Humane Society is in NO WAY affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS, whose slick, heart-wrenching commercials blanket the airwaves, is an organization that does virtually nothing to help companion animals. Less than 5% of the money it collects goes toward animal rescue. Worse, it siphons away funds that might otherwise go to local shelters.

Please, give to the Oregon Humane Society. Call them at 800-346-9256 or go to their website at www.oregonhumane.org

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3,541 responses to “Give to the Oregon Humane Society”

  1. John Fairplay says:

    Is the Oregon Humane Society a member of the Defend Oregon coalition which is seeking to raise our taxes to provide even more outrageous salaries and benefits to government workers? If so, they won’t get a dime of my money, and should not receive any contributions from those who believe the Legislature’s job killing taxes should be repealed.

    • Tim Lyman says:

      Yes, they are. I am not prepared to punish animals for the stupid decisions of the board of an organization that does good work. I also give them a pass because unlike almost every other member of Defend Oregon they do not rely on government largess or political favors.

      Perhaps an effective conservative strategy would be to send them a donation with the promise to double it next year if they withdraw from Defend Oregon.

  2. Sarah says:

    While the Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with local shelters and humane societies, it focuses on the work that those organizations are not able to do. They work to strengthen the cruelty laws nationwide, provides trainings and publications to shelter professionals as well as hosts the largest trade show for sheltering professionals. Most recently the HSUS worked together with the Ad Council and Maddie’s Fund on a campaign that promotes pet adoption, called the Shelter Pet Project.
    I work at the HSUS, and see daily the accomplishments being made for companion animals, whether it’s hearing that in 09′ over 2800 animals have been freed by our Wilde Puppy Mill Task Force after living in puppy mills, or that we helped ban greyhound racing in Massachusetts. Having worked at a shelter, I can tell you that it gave me hope to know that while we were dealing with neglect and cruelty, there was someone out there working to put an end to it, and strengthen the laws so that people will held accountable for how they treat their animals. I recommend anyone interested in seeing what the Humane Society of the United States does for local shelters visit https://www.hsus.org/pets/animal_shelters/common_questions_about_animal_shelters_and_animal_control.html

    • Tim Lyman says:

      Nice professionally written PR piece Sarah.

      95% of the HSUS $100 million + annual budget goes to salaries, administration, fundraising and PETA style lobbying for “animal rights.” The only cruelty laws they are concerned with are cruelty laws pertaining to meat animals. They engage in a few legitimate rescue operations – as long as there are TV cameras present – but leave the difficult and expensive task of caring for and placing animals to local shelters. Ask any real shelter employee their opinion of the HSUS and you’ll probably hear language I can’t publish in Catalyst.

  3. Andrea says:

    I happen to know for a fact that the HSUS does a lot of important and critical work on behalf of animals. It is rediculous to say that an animal protection organization with the number of years in existence, the number of long time supporters, the track record, and the integrity would be anything but invaluable.

    HSUS has been a significant contributor to helping animals in Oregon and in partnering with the Oregon Humane Society. HSUS has helped and supported campaigns to rescue dogs suffering in puppy mills, greyhounds forced to race, dogs forced to fight, animals affected by natural disasters, horse rescues,

    I can’t personally think of anything more destructive to the animal welfare movement — and the animals — than someone making acusations and false and uneducated claims about an organization dedicated to fighting for animals.

  4. steph says:

    I thank the 1st Amendment for allowing Tim to blanket the internet airways with his inaccurate and irresponsible statements.

    It seems Tim doesn’t like the truths about factory farming, vivisection and fur (all industries involve companion animals, by the way) that the HSUS has exposed.

    The Humane Society of the United States – for which I do NOT work – does the following:

    (1) provides millions of dollars of support for spay / neuter programs – Tim, that typically goes to companion animals.

    (2) is the leading disaster response agency – Tim, you may remember HSUS’ lead role in the Katrina rescue of companion animals.

    (3) runs 5 sanctuaries, including the Duchess Horse Sanctuary right here in Oregon.

    (4) provides no cost vet care in low-income communities to companion animals through it’s affiliate the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (provided more than 26,000 treatments in 2007 alone).

    (5) worked closely with the Oregon Humane Society to rescue close to 200 dogs in Harney County.

    (6) worked with the Linn County Sheriff’s Department to help seize 20 horses.

    • Tim Lyman says:

      (1) provides millions of dollars of support for spay / neuter programs – Tim, that typically goes to companion animals.

      I can neither verify nor debunk your figure, so I cannot comment

      (2) is the leading disaster response agency – Tim, you may remember HSUS’ lead role in the Katrina rescue of companion animals.

      I remember how they killed almost all of the animals they “rescued.”

      (3) runs 5 sanctuaries, including the Duchess Horse Sanctuary right here in Oregon.

      The Duchess Horse Sanctuary was purchased with and is funded by a a contribution from a private donor.

      (4) provides no cost vet care in low-income communities to companion animals through it’s affiliate the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (provided more than 26,000 treatments in 2007 alone).

      Again, I can neither verify nor debunk the figure, so I will not comment.

      (5) worked closely with the Oregon Humane Society to rescue close to 200 dogs in Harney County.

      The HSUS showed up with TV cameras and T-shirts emblazoned with their logo and helped load the dogs into crates. Then they left. The money for the care and adoption of the dogs came from local shelters.

      (6) worked with the Linn County Sheriff’s Department to help seize 20 horses.

      The HSUS showed up with TV cameras and T-shirts emblazoned with their logo and helped load the horses into trailers. Then they left. The money for the care and adoption of the horses came from local shelters.

      GIVE TO THE OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY!

  5. Laura says:

    Karma points=0.

    Spreading lies and hate hurts all organizations working to help animals. With all of the important work to be done, why not just advocate for an organization you support without bashing another organization? Clearly, HSUS does incredible amounts of work on the local, state, national, and international levels. Of course, not every single person is going to support every single thing an organization does (not everyone loves OHS and everything they do), but there’s no need to be hateful.

    I have worked for animal shelters (so I guess that makes me a “real” shelter employee) and I also support HSUS. Anyone who cares about animals and works towards ending suffering gets my support. Our energy should be put toward being out there helping animals, not being divisive. I was glad to see OHS was so successful (raised over $250,000 and adopted over 75 animals) just spreading the word about the great work they are doing. I’m also glad HSUS is out there fighting the good fight. They both get my money and support.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is the Oregon Humane Society a “no kill” organization? I give my money to individual shelters that do not murder animals simply because no one adopts them according to an arbitrary timeline.

  7. john649 says:

    I think Tim Lyman should resign from the Oregon HS if you work there. If you don’t work there you should distance yourself as far away as possible. Your a detriment to this org. and thus inflicting needless harm to the animals it serves. Your article is unprofessional, inaccurate and full of hatred. I will never give to any org. if people who write these kinds of articles are in charge and its the animals that suffer because of your attitude.

    • Anonymous says:

      what the hell is your problem? he wrote a nice piece about a charity needing donations to help animals and you are totally shitting on him for nothing. asshole. what are you, some kind of liberal troll looking to cause a problem because a CONSERVATIVE wants to help a “liberal” cause?

      • Tim Lyman says:

        It’s the HSUS hit squad. Everytime you write an article critical of a national organization dependent on fundraising their flaks come out of the woodwork. It happens as soon as the article syndicates. The first pro-HSUS comment hit the blog minutes after the article was picked up by Google News. Only one of the pro-HSUS posters is from Oregon, so I seriously doubt they’re regular catalyst readers or people who just happenned across the article.

        Anyway, my point is this:

        GIVE TO THE OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY!

  8. Jackson says:

    Geez… I keep tripping all over the bodies of the Animal Rights people in this comment section. You guys have them stacked up pretty deep in here and the smell bad too. Almost like the state mental hospital has had a huge escape and they all have landed here…

    The Truth about the HSUS Is not any of the things you have claimed.
    The HSUS is no 1 in stealing private property from American Citizens under the color of law in the United States.

    In major disasters the HSUS ran the largest killing program in Louisiana following the storm and flood, they killed the animals as fast as they could get them in the door.

    Last year it was documented the HSUS kills 97.0% of all animals in their care.

    The HSUS supports and FUNDS TERRORIST ACTIVITY.

    The HSUS is currently under investigation for RICO, organized crime, domestic terrorism,and fraud.

    The IRS has an on-going investigation concerning tax evasion and fraud against the HSUS as well.

    Any one ever heard of Al Capone?

    Nuff Said Keep your money in your pockets, that is unless you want to be assimilated by the HSUS. along with your animals and Constitutional rights.

  9. Tim Lyman says:

    I closed this article to comments and deleted several. It was becoming overrun with comments from HSUS employees and shills from out of state. Although I think he has a personal axe to grind Jackson’s comments that the HSUS is currently under investigation for fraud and tax evasion are accurate. I believe the RICO accusation is correct as well.

    My main grievance against the HSUS is that they siphon away donations that might otherwise go to local shelters. Caring and well meaning people are duped into funding an organization that spends little of the money it collects in ways its commercials portray.