Okay, this isn't about horses, its about who you donate to and who, exactly, benefits. I donate to the aspca, if I know someone w "everything", I donate in their name as a gift, etc.,. But, they constantly send me expensive mailers - full glossy pages in full sized (8x11) brochures, etc.,. That is expensive - VERY. Why spend the money asking for more money from someone you KNOW is keenly aware of your organization and already donates? WHy not spend it getting the word out...or hey! Better yet! ON THE ANIMALS? I realize they have to raise money...but I am beginning to question how much, exactly, of every dollar goes to help an animal - and how wisely they spend their dollars.
I have decided to just stick w donating to the local animal sanctuary - I can see what they are doing b/c I donate time, also. No question, they are doing a fantastic job and the money goes to the care and welfare of as many animals as they can take.
Unwanted weather report: Right now its so windy outside, I can't even donate time to my own horse!