The Indianapolis Business Journal reports a group of Indiana lawmakers wants the state to investigate the Humane Society of the United States. The lawmakers are accusing the group of deceptive fundraising tactics. The request by the lawmakers claims the Humane Society raises money from the state’s citizens who assume their money will go to help animals in local shelters. However, only about 1 percent of the money actually goes to humane societies and shelters for the welfare of the animals, according to the lawmakers.
The Indiana legislators are requesting that the state’s attorney general issue a consumer alert about the fundraising of HSUS and clarify confusion between the national group and local animal care groups.