I recently came across this article in The Mail about Cats Protection: link
I think it is absolutely unacceptable that an organisation that purports to be a charity puts profit and the salary of its chief executive above the welfare of animals. Actually, using people's charitable donations to pay some useless figurehead is tantamount to fraud.
I used to donate £6/month to CP, and needless to say, I have cancelled my support.
It's fine to have a well known person as a patron of such charities, but it should be a strictly voluntary and unpaid position.
The so-called chief executive of Cats Protection, Peter Hepburn (on his £100k salary) is staggeringly arrogant. From that article, he said: "In an organisation as large as ours, there are bound to be one or two who are unhappy with things."
Oh that's all right then. Never mind all the perfectly healthy cats you have killed unnecessarily. What a total b@stard.
I support smaller cat rescue centres that are run by volunteers whose 'salary' is the joy at rescuing homeless cats and kittens and rehoming them.
That's what we've always done too. When Linda was running PARRT (which she founded herself 30+ years ago) every penny went towards the animals and she took nothing for herself. It's just as well her husband worked away so much for months on end as the house and garage were used as a storage area for donated foods, bedding, stuff for the shop and, most importantly, various recovering kitties or babies
I won't give to the big charities now because it's just obscene to give such huge salaries to directors etc I always donate to local small ones like Alexa's Animals and Safe Homes And Kindness (SHAK).
Its not just animal charities it seems anywhere there is money involved usually there is someone not doing what they are suposed to i dont know how many times i have asked the ispca how many healty animals they have killed over the last year nobody will tell me this is supposed to be no cruelty to animals from what i can see they the animals stand a better chance of life left to smaller places that really care for them but these smaller places find it so hard to keep going with no help no funding and the huge volume of animals that they are given every year because owners dont seem to understand about neutering etc ok there can be people that need a hand up when life gets tough but its usually animals that have beem DUMPED the flood thes family operated shelters i know i get help from laspa from time to time but thats not ispca they are affilated to each other but seem to be a gathering of smaller shelters so sorry for the long posting but i have little time for big charities
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