Volunteering. I understand them being shorthanded but if the managers stop being mean to the volunteers by treating them like scum of the earth, maybe more people would volunteer there.
Executive Director resigns after funds misuse alleged.
Executive Director Kathryn Bice of the Humane Society of San Antonio resigned or was removed Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 without notice after allegations of misuse of funds and false reporting.
In 2009 the shelter lost $1,955,573 according to the 990 for that year. However, their annual report for 2009 does not mention the loss
Additionally, payroll increases spanning four years totaled $786,212. The Humane Society’s 990 report for 2010 lists payroll at $1,681,559 for only 37 full-time and 15 part-time employees at the nonprofit organization.
Regular hourly employees earn only $7.50 to $8.00 per hour. It is extremely questionable as to where the money is going. Nonprofit managers may be paid no more than reasonable wages.
The shelter was selling donated dog food to employees. Science Diet Dog Food was restricted by the company to be given to those adopting pets. Pet items that were donated by individuals were also being sold. Using restricted items or funds for uses other than intended is a violation of tax exempt charities 501(c)(3) rules.
Information provided by the Humane Society to the media and public is often not reliable. In reports of a recent distemper outbreak Director of Communication Cathy McCoy gave different accounts to two TV stations. At first only a few animals were exposed and none were euthanized. But the next day reported that 40 animals contracted the disease and several were euthanized. The situation had been ongoing for more than one month, and as a manager it is extremely unlikely that McCoy had first reported without knowledge.
This organization is in need of a complete independent investigation of records covering the past 3 years.
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