The ASPCA is a cancerous growth on the animal welfare movement. They dominate donations, take in hundreds of millions of dollars, and hurt the No Kill cause far more than they’d ever help it.
They’ve been guilty of shady fundraising techniques, supporting abusive directors & shelters, promoting legislation that would lead to more killing, and consistent efforts to stop the No Kill movement in its tracks (among other transgressions).
When the No Kill movement began gaining ground in Austin, the ASPCA fought it. They supported the abusive, horrific previous shelter director at Town Lake Animal Center, and tried to take down Fix Austin. They failed.
So, their newest tactic is to attempt to take credit for the work of Fix Austin, Austin Pets Alive!, Town Lake Animal Center and other devoted members of the community. Shameless! The reality of their programs is far from successful.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Do NOT support them. Don’t give them your hard-earned money. And please educate others on their true nature. The truth will prevail, eventually.
(Thanks to Nathan Winograd for the heads up about this issue.)