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"PETsMART Makes Donation To Humane Society
According to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA), the charitable arm of PETsMART Inc., PETsMART Charities, recently made a contribution to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal-rights organization.

PETsMART Charities announced it has given a $15,000 grant to HSUS to fund spay and neuter clinics and pet care sessions in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. The USSA says, however, that HSUS isn't a national sheltering organization, as many people believe it to be. The USSA says despite its name, HSUS doesn't operate or oversee any animal shelters or have any legal control over them.

The USSA says in making its donation PETsMART Charities is contributing to a leading animal-rights group whose main goal is to end all animal use, including hunting, fishing and trapping.

The USSA is encouraging sportsmen and sportswomen to send comments to Philip Francis, president and CEO, PETsMART Inc., at 19601 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027; (800) 738-1385. Comments can also be e-mailed to PETsMART through its Web site, www.petsmart.com/servlet/Mailer. "

I wrote PetSmart a respectful letter asking for confirmation of the above. Their reply matched the details above precisely. While PetSmart's heart was likely in the right place, I will not have one dime of my money be donated to an organization that would like to ban hunting and almost all forms of animal-related medical research. Not one dime. BTW, HSUS spends $.40 of every dollar on management, staff and more fundraising. So of the $15k that Petsmart gave them, only $9k went to help animals.
 

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Is Petsmart and Walmart connected? I bet Sam Walton would love to know what his heritage is???
 

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PETsMART has no connection to Wal-MART.

PETsMART has had close ties with the antihunting HSUS since I was writing articles about it back in the mid-'90s. (I have posted them here, do a search.)

Even when sportsmen threatened a boycott, and the USSA went to PETsMART with info about HSUS, PETsMART laughed in our face.
 

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AmiableLabs said:
PETsMART has had close ties with the antihunting HSUS since I was writing articles about it back in the mid-'90s. (I have posted them here, do a search.)

Even when sportsmen threatened a boycott, and the USSA went to PETsMART with info about HSUS, PETsMART laughed in our face.
That's exactly why they don't get a nickle of my money.
 

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Well...I WAS looking forward to the new PetSmart opening by me. I guess they lost a customer. Thanks for the info.
 
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