The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie. Each of the last 15 editions covered more than 150 leading charities. Bershadker has been at the ASPCA for 17 years. Institutional prioritization among wildlife rehab organizations tend to focus on species scarcity, with endangered and threatened species getting first priority. I will donate money to whoever comes and helps these poor baby egrets. It is just heartbreaking to see these babies get run over. The rescue group Pasado's Safe Haven said it's seen a rise in overall cases of abuse and neglect. I belong to one in West Virginia. 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. Lobbying in 2019: $40,000. 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. 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.”. We are singling out Matthew Bershadker as an example,  because he happens to have become, by far,  the highest paid individual for a single year in the whole history of the humane movement. They also started nesting there in the past few years. I am fine with a founder getting a fair salary. Last year in Oakland, California, I think it was, a tree fell down that had a bunch of egrets and babies, and they were rescued. I give every month to the ASPCA and the Humane Society but these so called CEOs and directors need to be fired ASAP. “Bets for Pets has been canceled,” Somsanith said. I fully agree with you but then the animals suffer even more! I cannot send money to a humane organization that pays their CEO that kind of money but cannot respond to a critical animal abuse report! I see animal cruelty non stop here it breaks my heart. 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. Upon launching ANIMALS 24-7, in 2014, Beth & I initially hoped to continue this project in an online format. I am currently posting daily my concerns about his pay on Facebook!!!! WOW, what a salary! [ November 30, 2020 ] Statement from Michael Dykes, DVM, on USDA School Meals Proposed Rule DHIA [ November 30, 2020 ] YANMAR Compact Equipment North America Selects New Commercial Director All Breeds Blog [ November 30, 2020 ] Soos Technology Among Top Winners Named at Grow-NY Global Food and Agriculture Business Competition All Breeds Blog I do not need address labels or anything else. This is not something that can be discovered from public records. That is thievery no matter how you look at it. CEO of HSUS earns about $400,000 and no others much over $200,000. Millions of individual donors like her,  and like you,  contribute eight bucks a month,  or many times more,  depending on your income and ability,  to dozens of animal charities each,  around the U.S. and around the world. Seattle Animal Shelter is committed to saving the lives of animals through adoption, foster care, spay and neuter programs, law enforcement and community outreach. As electronic social media exploded in use and influence,  that project went the way of the dodo and all newsprint media. Summary: Job Summary: The ASPCA’s Legal Department helps the ASPCA to achieve its organizational goals of preventing animal cruelty and ending animal homelessness while assessing and managing risk. These comments that all these people are making against the CEO making a $852,000 as a total salary and compensation – well, I agree with their comments. 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. Contributions in the 2020 cycle: $40,366. No answer and no reply. I wish the US was as appreciative of animals. Your best bet to get some help with your local egrets would be International Bird Rescue, headquartered in Cordelia, California. There is no mystery or mumbo-jumbo about what we do,  how we do it,  and what results we get. Unfortunately, though more than 30 million U.S. households give to animal charities, these annual reports never built a readership of more than a few hundred. 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. How many people did it take to equal the amount of money this man was paid ????. Fifteen cats died. These are pure white birds. Updated: 5:55 PM PST February 20, 2020 TACOMA, Wash — Thirty-seven dogs that came into the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County from a suspected dogfighting ring are now up for adoption. But probably no wildlife rehabilitation organization would be capable of helping “hundreds” of any bird species all at once. NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is awarding a total of $500,000 in … Did Cleveland Amory write to Ann Landers? Disgraceful!!!!! 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. Ok. What a shame. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals receives 85.60 out of 100 for their Charity Navigator rating. In cases like this, consideration for where the funds come from and for their intended use, should be a top consideration in whether it is ethical to make a millionaire out of its CEO. Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns To create a more humane and responsible community by eliminating animal suffering while increasing human compassion. But this is not to bash Bershadker himself,  though we have significant differences with several ASPCA policies,  all of them long predating his tenure. Dori Dolgin. When you first drive in to Northwood ( 1 way in and 1 way out) you will see some really tall pine trees and redwoods. It is not just large shelters this happens in. Come on, man, $700,000 a year? The ASPCA says in the next minute, an animal might not survive because of the abuse and neglect it experiences at the hands of an abusive owner. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services charity located in New York, NY. ITS A SHAME ! I love ANIMALS 24-7 and the great work you do to save animals. SEATTLE — There’s an alarming increase in severe animal cruelty cases this year, more than double previous years, according to the Seattle Animal Shelter. The term “SPCA” is generic. All of them thinking their money was going to help a animal!!!! Please make sure to attach both a resume and cover letter to complete your application. Adoption Hours Seattle Humane is open 7 days a week by appointment for curbside drop-off and pick-up. The ASPCA has never had affiliates anywhere else. 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 founder, however, paid herself $72,000 a year, plus $36,000 a year to rent her property. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. The electronic social media explosion helped to make him a millionaire. Our tax-ID number is 91-0282060 and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The shelter said it seized them from a property after someone tipped off investigators, who obtained a search warrant. NOBODY!!! Outside Spending in the 2020 cycle: $0. 145 salaries (for 79 job titles) Updated Nov 25, 2020 145 ASPCA employees have shared their salaries on Glassdoor. I will donate to the ASPCA when your ceo gives up 80% of his salary so the money actually goes to the animals! ASPCA To Celebrate 22nd Annual Bergh Ball Apr 25, 2019 Ashley Greene Supporting the ASPCA in Disaster Relief Efforts Dec 7, 2018 The ASPCA To Host 2018 Humane Awards Luncheon Nov 13, 2018 Maybe more people would support the ASPCA if 90% of it didn’t go for salary. Their stats show that 1.5 million animals are killed in shelters each year. The shelter could not say if there is a direct correlation between the COVID-19 pandemic and the uptick in animal abuse. No one was paid for overtime. I tried to call animal control or various places that are suppose to help wild life. The group helped rescue 31 cats from a large-scale hoarding situation in Yakima County last week. We don’t like running deficits,  even after squeezing and trimming all that we can. “Obviously the mix of the music and my sad face,” explains the singer of the PSA’s tremendous success. Updated on: Oct 08, 2020, 3:18pm EDT. 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. I am exasperated each time a lengthy holiday ASPCA fundraiser appears on television. l live in western Colorado. It’s a no win situation. The past five years have averaged 12 cases. These trees are where hundreds of egrets like to sleep. Seattle Humane is a 501(c)3 organization. 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. GEE, I wonder why? News on dogs, cats, horses, wildlife, zoonoses, & nature. For 23 years I did exactly what Anthony suggests, as editor of annual reviews of major animal charities published from 1991 through 2013. They seem to exist almost exclusively for promoting pit bulls. 1 of 2 FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, minks in a farm in Gjoel in North Jutland, Denmark. I think Mr. Matt Bershadker might want to give more to his employees and less for himself. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. It’s funny you mention the dodo, have you ever looked up the dodo on youtube? 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. Steering donations away from these mega wasteful charities would be a benefit to the world. You see our work almost every day. It is also what now provides the economic foundation for all of the multi-million-dollar organizations and hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-per-year executives,  who have successfully capitalized on what was once just a small cause among many,  and have turned it into a growth industry. It is heartbreaking. We always will. This is an exposé (and appeal) that Beth & I really did not want to have to write,  but one of our faithful & reliable donors of $8.00 per month persuaded us that we had to –– because donors like her,  for the most part,  are paying not only for the existence of ANIMALS 24-7,  but for the existence of the entire animal protection & advocacy cause. Watch the commercial, share it with friends, then discover more great ASPCA TV commercials on 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. So much of that money could go to help the animals instead of lining his pocket. A big part of that ongoing series of scoops included covering why the big animal charities that existed even then––like the ASPCA––were not managing to make much headway against the entrenched animal use industries,  nor even in promoting spay/neuter and adoptions,  so distracted were they with their then-focal role of killing tens of millions of cast-off and stray dogs and cats each year. You cite that this isn’t a personal attack but let’s be fair here. 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005. Only two more people asked about it after we reluctantly pulled the plug on the project. There is some colossal confusion here. There are currently 1,282 other animal charities in the U.S. with “SPCA” as part of their name, all separately incorporated, responsible for doing their own fundraising. The nearest ASPCA is in Grand Junction Colo. It looks like they could save them all by themselves. The rescue group Pasado's Safe Haven said it also is seeing a rise in overall cases of abuse and neglect. We are honored and grateful by the eight-dollar-a-month donors who have helped us and ANIMALS 24-7 to get this far. Outside Spending in the 2020 cycle: $0. The five muckrakes whose ideas built the Humane Society of the U.S. “End human breeding of animals,” says Ed Duvin; ANIMALS 24-7 responds, Killing contests: culture war losers flip the bird. We did not want to have to post it and then pass the hat,  especially now when times are hard for everyone because of the government shutdown,  pointless trade embargoes,  a plunging stock market,  and a variety of other scary economic news adding up to just one thing:  times are tough for almost everyone,  not just ourselves,  and even tougher for animals & most of the animal charities that try to help them. Take the donations and doesn’t help “ALL” the animals they say they will?? Phone: (425) 641-0080. I live in Concord, California, in a neighborhood called concord Northwood. A No Kill Organization. There is no reason they should be making the kind of money they are getting. Every one of them needs to be fired ASAP…………….and I pray for for their demise. We only ask to have many more of them,  and maybe a few who can donate more,  too. 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. It just doesn’t make a lot of sense to give when the upper management is making that kind of money. Great egrets, snowy egrets, and cattle egrets are all protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, but while great egrets and snowy egrets are relatively rare, cattle egrets are abundant in both the Old World and the Americas, and are concerned a “species of least concern” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. ASPCA organization profile. 9 others at ASPCA earn over $300,000.00. The ASPCA,  in short,  is now raising $57 million more per year than when Bershadker took over,  so perhaps––from a strictly business perspective––he has earned his 71% increase in compensation. If you love animals so much, your pay should not be your top priority. For more information about the dogs who were transported to the Humane Society of North Texas, visit or call 817-332-4768. Filed Under: Advocacy, Animal organizations, Animal rights & welfare, Culture & Animals, Editorials, Feature Home Bottom, Humane history, Opinions & Letters, Religion & philosophy, USA Tagged With: Ann Landers, Beth Clifton, Cleveland Amory, Fred Myer, Henry Spira, Matthew Bershadker, Merritt Clifton. So I goggled “what did the CEO of American Red Cross earn/get?” What I found was that the most compensated Red Cross executive makes $720,000 a year. They should at least spend all the revenue they take in. The commercial originally aired in 2007, and managed to raise $30 million in the first two years of its release, according to The New York Times. Animal abuse complaints in most communities must be made to either the county sheriff’s office or the municipal animal control agency. The ASPCA (The American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals) commercial headlining Sarah McLachlan is an example of a rhetorical situation that uses the three persuasive appeals.