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HSUS Spends 50% Of Every Dollar On Fundraising

The HSUS Consolidated Financial for 2009 discloses that the HSUS family of organizations had a combined net worth of $191.3 million as of 12/31/2009, including $148 million in investments ($66 million of which are in hedge funds). Its land and buildings are worth $17.4 million.

It spent $34.2 million on salaries and employee benefits. Its pension funds are valued at $18.5 million (which is still $8.8 million less than the $27.3 million in obligations it owes its employees who will retire in the future).

HSUS's auditors report that the organization and its affiliates collectively spent $25.3 million on fundraising expenses (18.8% of their $134 million in total expenses). But Animal People News, the internal watchdog newspaper of the animal rights movement, has performed its own analysis that concludes HSUS spends fully 50% of every dollar on fundraising expenses.

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