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  1. I support Cats Protection on a local level. I foster kittens and I contribute food to their collection bins. I never just throw money at charities because it seems to disappear into a bottomless pit!

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  3. What little I have after feeding my own mini rescue I donate to Cats Protection league locally because all branches are run by unpaid volunteers.
    I agree it’s best to do that as big organisations swallow a lot up in costs or wages and not on the animals in need.

  4. Yes it’s the same with all charities, animals or peoples, you need to be sure your money is going to help those in need of it, not for fancy offices and posh cars for the people who work for them.
    There is controversy over the RSPCA at present for spending money prosecuting a fox hunt for breaking the law, but if they hadn’t done so, no one would have and that would be a clear signal to all hunts that they could get away with breaking the law. This present government wants the hunting with dogs ban overturned, it took us years to get the law so we have to fight that! Money well spent this time I think although I don’t always agree with the RSPCA.
    It would be a shame for local Cats Protection branches to suffer because of the people at the top who lost money, so yes Michael, it’s best to mainly support locally. Our branch is run by Marion who has dedicated her life for many years to cats and she appreciates every penny donated and makes it count.
    We support her and Kays Hill cattery, they too appreciate every penny they receive and they spend it well.

  5. Michael – THANK you so much for this very important article. The charity ‘scene’ is just like the capitalist business scene. The only way we can help keep our values intact is by supporting small enterprises because when things grow big – by definition – they are not capable of being morally good in order to survive. This story about all this money is being wasted on litigation is infuriating. It makes me so angry. Most people don’t evne have that much money to give and yet if they did it might not even go to saving the animals. It’s so awful and depressing. I hate these big powerful charities who always want to kill animals to save money claiming its more humane or whatever. I hate them so much. Most people who have a bit to give see their expensive TV ads and give their money to them and not their local rescue who can save a cats life for about 100 bucks or less. Imagine – as you say – how many things could be made better with a few million dollars. Imagine giving a few hundred rescues a few thousand dollars. I don’t like when prizes get too big for one winning shelter either. I think a little bit goes around much more effectively. Any sum of money in such large proportions is guaranteed to lead to awful terrible waste.

    I can’t begin to say just how important this article is. Resucues rely on donations and there’s enough people donating to help the rescues if they wouldn’t all give their money to the same ones. It’s the same as the corporation problems we have that cause small shops to go out of business. Big is bad and that is that. I will never give a penny to any charity worth so many millions – my money is nothing to them. It’s a terrible tragedy. What could all that litigation money and damages money have been used for?? How many shelters could have gotten a couple grand and how much could that couple gs have helped them. I am so sad at the way the world works in this capitalist corrupted society and this business of HSUS and ASPCA and PETA for me is the worst of it. How many people who donated to them even know their money went to pay a lawyer? It’s beyond morally deplorable. They may do good work but they can’t be trusted to always do it. However a small rescue can be – so donate your money to the small ones and lets shrink down these big fat ones and put them in their place.

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