When an animal food product in your grocery store is proudly labeled "USDA Organic," you would think that means the animal had exposure to fresh air, sunshine, and significantly more space to move than on standard non-organic farms. 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. Later, as the audience expanded enough to sustain independent media covering the rising animal advocacy cause in breadth and depth, I served as news editor of one of the periodicals that helped to bring it all together into a movement, and then founded and for 22 years edited a newspaper that took the message global––and, along the way, reached thousands of fellow journalists in hundreds of newsrooms, inspiring many of them to begin doing serious coverage of animal issues too. Yes! ASPCA organization profile. 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. 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. Bless your organization. Contributions in the 2020 cycle: $16,936. 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 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. November 17, 2020 The ASPCA & Subaru Loves Pets Grant Program Helps Find Homes for Thousands of Animals in Need See how Subaru and the ASPCA are helping to make more second chances possible for animals in need! 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. They include 77 rabbits and 128 guinea pigs, plus chickens, mice, chinchillas, dogs and guinea fowl, the shelter said. The shelter could not say if there is a direct correlation between the COVID-19 pandemic and the uptick in animal abuse. But this is not to bash Bershadker himself, though we have significant differences with several ASPCA policies, all of them long predating his tenure. Seattle Humane is a 501(c)3 organization. Take the donations and doesn’t help “ALL” the animals they say they will?? l live in western Colorado. HUMANE SOCIETY FOR SEATTLE/KING CO : 00-11050 : 12/31/2020: 1400 6TH AVE Seattle, WA 98101 King Within city limits? As electronic social media exploded in use and influence, that project went the way of the dodo and all newsprint media. 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! 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. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. 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. So much of that money could go to help the animals instead of lining his pocket. Exactly! Or they just don’t care. I think Mr. Matt Bershadker might want to give more to his employees and less for himself. But by now the animal cause is hundreds of times larger, served by a wealth and multitude of electronic media––and the more, the better. 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. Doris. Please make sure to attach both a resume and cover letter to complete your application. That is thievery no matter how you look at it. Hasn’t PETA also been criticized for killing a lot of animals? 1 of 2 FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, minks in a farm in Gjoel in North Jutland, Denmark. I love animals and don’t want to see them suffer, but much of those salaries could be used to help the animals. Oh I forgot, this the ME GENERATION. This company, just like any other company that wants people to give to a very good cause, are out of their minds to want hard working people to give while the CEO is making that kind of a salary. Merritt Clifton & feline news source, 1984. 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. For the CEO, you need to return all that money and do just what you want us to do DONATE TO STOP THIS CRULTY TO THESE ANIMALS THAT CAN’T FEND FOR THEMSELVES. Thank you for replying. Ok. What a shame. Bershadker ascended to the ASPCA presidency on June 1, 2013, the first ASPCA president since Sydney H. Coleman, president from 1930 until his death in 1951, to have worked for the ASPCA in any capacity before being put in charge. Chief executive Matthew Bershadker took home $804,372 in pay for the year, including a bonus of $276,000, and received benefits of $47,859, for total compensation of $852,231. 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. McLachlan, 47, revealed those ads have raised over $30 million for the ASPCA. 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. Their stats show that 1.5 million animals are killed in shelters each year. The shelter said donors and the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation have helped buy veterinary medical supplies, blankets, and other items the shelter needs to care for the animals, some of which are in very fragile condition. ITS A SHAME ! 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. A generation younger, I was among those who stayed on the animal news beat for many years with small newspapers serving small towns in rural areas, gaining first-hand knowledge of animal use industries at the same time as helping to build a growing audience for animal advocacy messages. $852,231! You might also have seen our IRS Form 990 for 2018, posted yesterday. Dori Dolgin. This expansion and diversity is what the animals have needed all along. Spokesperson Xay Somsanith tells WSJM News the organization has had to cancel all of its normal fundraising events this year. I live in Concord, California, in a neighborhood called concord Northwood. Seattle Animal Shelter is committed to saving the lives of animals through adoption, foster care, spay and neuter programs, law enforcement and community outreach. The group helped rescue 31 cats from a large-scale hoarding situation in Yakima County last week. 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. We often put in 15-hour days. Frank Raven, I’m curious as to why you conclude that animals would suffer if a CEO was not paid an absurd salary. We only ask to have many more of them, and maybe a few who can donate more, too. If we keep raising our children thinking that non-profits don’t pay for experience and education, how else are we going to change the world? A No Kill Organization. As far as these birds not being liked, that’s crazy! These extremely fearful dogs come from what the ASPCA calls impoverished environments. “That brings in about $60,000 in donations for us. Is it because you can’t afford to staff your offices? I give every month to the ASPCA and the Humane Society but these so called CEOs and directors need to be fired ASAP. They also started nesting there in the past few years. The nearest ASPCA is in Grand Junction Colo. Of course it was to a recording machine. 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. There is some colossal confusion here. 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 … I just think everyone else should get proportionate consideration. The Seattle Animal Shelter said it is seeing an outpouring of support for more than 220 animals rescued from a West Seattle home earlier this month. I love ANIMALS 24-7 and the great work you do to save animals. Workers are not given a lot and they keep sending free stuff and asking for a donation. The term “SPCA” is generic. Not even Ingrid Newkirk herself makes a fraction of Matthew Bershadker’s compensation! They say the animal rights organization … “Obviously the mix of the music and my sad face,” explains the singer of the PSA’s tremendous success. I formerly worked at a “premier no-kill animal refuge.” I was paid $8.50 an hour to start. From the perspective of having been familiar with the salaries, credentials, and accomplishments of all of the top-paid executives in the history of the humane movement, ANIMALS 24-7 can say with confidence that only three of the top-paid 50 or so ever demonstrated themselves to be capable of earning in the private sector what they made by heading humane organizations –– and Matthew Bershadker was not among them. Our national campaigns empower and support shelters and rescues nationwide so they can save more lives. The past five years have averaged 12 cases. Did Cleveland Amory write to Ann Landers? Lobbying in 2019: $40,000. We guarantee we will make the best possible use of every $8.00, $80, $800, or $8,000 that you send us. I wish as of now, I would not get another piece of mail from the ASPCA. Using either the name “SPCA” or “humane society” implies no relationship whatever with any other organization. For 23 years I did exactly what Anthony suggests, as editor of annual reviews of major animal charities published from 1991 through 2013. Only two more people asked about it after we reluctantly pulled the plug on the project. Steering donations away from these mega wasteful charities would be a benefit to the world. 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. I belong to one in West Virginia. The Humane Society of California has filed a complaint against the ASPCA with the Attorney General. If you love animals so much, your pay should not be your top priority. I try to re-home horses when I can afford to keeping them from slaughter. After 5 years I made $9.50 an hour. 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/. Every one of them needs to be fired ASAP…………….and I pray for for their demise. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services charity located in New York, NY. Upon launching ANIMALS 24-7, in 2014, Beth & I initially hoped to continue this project in an online format. The rescue group Pasado's Safe Haven said it's seen a rise in overall cases of abuse and neglect. ... October 2020 Mission Impact. SO TO THE PUBLIC STOP DONATING MONEY TO THESE SO CALLED ANIMAL LOVERS. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie. The details are shocking,brave and ultimately stunning at the same time. People do not pay attention to where they are driving. For more information about the dogs who were transported to the Humane Society of North Texas, visit hsnt.org or call 817-332-4768. Institutional prioritization among wildlife rehab organizations tend to focus on species scarcity, with endangered and threatened species getting first priority. 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. WHY IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASPCA GET SO MUCH ? 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. And did not get one reply or even a person on the phone. 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. THAT MONEY COULD SAVE A LOT OF ANIMALS! 145 salaries (for 79 job titles) Updated Nov 25, 2020 145 ASPCA employees have shared their salaries on Glassdoor. NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that … It is all about me. Thank you for what you do!!!!! Perhaps you can be among them? All of them thinking their money was going to help a animal!!!! 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. When you first drive in to Northwood ( 1 way in and 1 way out) you will see some really tall pine trees and redwoods. If you’re going to attack someone’s salary you should cite why they aren’t qualified to receive it. Yes : … I certainly agree, I would definitely like to see those people that abuse these animals go to jail and have their pictures shown on television. Read breaking news, Happy Tails, animal poison control updates, Pet of the Week and more. It’s a no win situation. [ 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 ... Investigation Squad, seized 28 dogs from multiple locations as part of an ongoing animal-cruelty investigation, says an ASPCA spokesperson. 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