A recent investigation by humanewatch.org has raised questions regarding the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its use of funds raised for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Documents show that HSUS has only given 33% of the money it raised to victims of the disaster.
This comes after an investigation conducted by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found that overall, 57 percent of donations raised by charities after Hurricane Sandy were being distributed to those in need.
According to documents published by the New York Attorney General, HSUS raised over $2.2 million for Hurricane Sandy victims, but to date has only disbursed $731,000 to the Sandy relief. The documents show that HSUS budgeted $700,000 for the Sandy relief, meaning HSUS is making a “profit” of $1.5 million from the disaster.